psych day 4 - Psych day 4 1) Experiences a) Placental...

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Psych day 4 1) Experiences a) Placental environment i) Caffeine studies—caffeine stays in your body for 24 hours ii) Fetal alcohol syndrome—most severe cases physiological changes b) External influence: enrichment (rats) c) Humans: touch therapy d) Premature babies—not fully developed and they use touch therapy e) Peer influence— f) Cultural influences i) Culture: the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values, and traditions hsared by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. ii) Cultures evolve their own norms iii) Culture and self (1) Individualism-people in an individualist culture are most happy because they can express themselves. (2) Collectivism-take into thought the whole culture, school and the finding and searching of self. g) Behavioral and gender differences i) Facts (1) Physical differences-men and women are physically different. Woman have more body fat. Men have more muscle. Men are taller. (2) Morbidity differences- women have depression, eating and anxiety disorders. Men are more apt to have aggression and suicide and personality disorders. (3) Behavioral differences-boys are more competitive. 9-1 ratio of males who
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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