lecture 9-25 - In democracy in America, Alexis de...

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In democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville recognizes individualism as driving force in development of American democracy Individualism according to de Tocqueville is a reflective peaceable sentiment that disposes citizens to isolate themselves with family and friends, creating little societies unto themselves; and having done so they can abandon society at large Nature vs Nurture debate: Do biological or cultural factors determine human behavior? Tabula Rasa: blanks slate. People are born with human characteristics and learn to be human as they develop in a culture Bio Psycho Social Model of Human Behavior: biological, psychological, and social factors all influence human behavior Sigmund Freud: created theory that strong emotional bond between an infant and primary caregiver is essential to development Failure to Thrive Syndrome: children who do not bond with a primary caregiver during the first few months of life show severe developmental problems Attachment Theory:
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