FRST2-Ridley Questions (2003)-1

FRST2-Ridley Questions (2003)-1 - Caitlin-Ridley argues...

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Conception to Adolescence: Why You Are How You Are Megan - Consider the monkey experiments by Harry Harlow. If you were to translate the experiment to humans, what would be the physical and emotional characteristics of the wire mother, and what would be those of the cloth mother? What would be the developmental response of the child? Sae- Ridley discusses many possible causes for schizophrenia including the mother, the genes, the synapses, the virus, development, and the diet. Assess the validity of each argument and which you find the most convincing. Based on the validity of each possibility, is the cause of schizophrenia more nurture or nature?
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Unformatted text preview: Caitlin-Ridley argues “the human brain is prewired to learn fears that were of relevance in the Stone Age” (195). Do you agree with this statement, that fear is nature based, or do you believe fear is based in nurture? Elizabeth-Ridley argues “a child is imprinted with everything from the number of sweat glands on its body to an appreciation of the rituals and patterns of its own culture” (167-168). Do you believe imprinting is present in humans? Why or why not? If so, to what extent? Silvio-Do you agree with Ridley that it is inevitable for adults who were malnourished in the womb to have malnourished children?...
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