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Unformatted text preview: Personality Development Click here Overview Âˇ Personality â€“ very brief introduction Âˇ What contributes to individual differences in personality? Â˘ Behavioral genetics as a source of evidence. Âˇ What are the environmental factors? Example: research on socialization by parents; parenting style. Â˘ Behavioral genetics evidence undermining evidence for parental influences on personality: Do parents really matter? Âˇ If parents donâ€™t matter, who does? Personality (very [very] brief introduction): â€śApparently, you can tell a lot about someoneâ€™s personality from what they are likeâ€¦ â€ť-- Harry Hill Theme: individual differences Stable across time, measured via questionnaires tapping various dimensions (introversion, extroversion, etc.) Individual differences: using â€śbehavioral geneticsâ€ť to determine sources of variation Are differences (in personality, intelligence, whatever) because people differ genetically or in their environments? Behavioral genetics: Family studies Âˇ Comparing people who vary in Â˘ Genetic relatedness Â˘ Environmental similarity Âˇ Is variance in a given trait associated with genetic or environmental similarity/difference? Âˇ Twin studies: Identical Âˇ Adoption studies: Biological siblings versus adopted siblings (raised in the same home) vs non identical Twin studies: Âˇ Identical (monozygotic - MZ) twins share 100% of their DNA Âˇ Fraternal (dizygotic - DZ) twins share only 50% of...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08
- Developmental Psychology