psych 9-20 - September 20, 2007 Intro. to Psych....

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September 20, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Environmental influence Fundamental question of behavioral genetics: why are people different -individual differences explained by nature and nurture (heredity and environment) What makes people the same? -evolutionary psychology -environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) -problems of our ancestors -success back then was getting copies of genes into next generation -reproductive effort = mating + parenting When it comes to human behavior, it’s largely a matter of the interaction between genes and Environment Environmental influences: shared and unshared -womb: first unshared -twins that don’t share placenta are more different than twins that do -prenatal influences -nutrition -teratagens: drugs, alcohol, etc. bringing things in from the outside -maternal emotional well-being: depression related to depressed orientation, motor, autonomic stability, etc. of newborn -maternal stress -crowded mice – slow stress response -stressed rats – reproductive issues -premature birth – early learning
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