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PSYC2004lec6spr08post - I. Development As Combination of...

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I. Development As Combination of Predisposition and Environment: Clinical Disorders A. Alcoholism B. Depression C. Schizophrenia I. Some Themes Regarding Development II. Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development A. Thought Processes Involved B. The Stages C. Criticisms
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From last time… SOME specialization in hemispheres: Discussed in class
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DEVELOPMENT Theme: Behavior, and brain, are affected by environment. Genetics Brain behavior Environment environment
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Nature And Nurture RICHARD MULCASTER (1582) NATURE – NURTURE – together , the two forces impact child development Defined in class
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Nature And Nurture FRANCIS GALTON (1800s) tended to look for the importance of one force over the other claimed that nature predominated over nurture in explaining differences in intellectual abilities beginning of nature-nurture debate
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Today, we always say development is a product of both. Further, in considering the development of an individual person, genetic and environmental contributions can’t be separated.
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If you discuss the development of some behavioral characteristic, you are always talking about multiple causal factors. ..
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Example: let’s say Prof. Hoffman is noticeably sad and lethargic for several weeks in a row. You might think: 1) Maybe something’s happened (e.g. family illness, layoffs at work) 2) Maybe home/family life very difficult 3) Maybe he has a “chemical imbalance” 4) Maybe he has trouble focusing on positive, seems fixated on negative 5) Maybe he’s not pushing himself hard enough to get better
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It’s very possible that ALL the statements are valid. If #3 is
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