Psych Review 1st half

Psych Review 1st half - Psych Review 02/06/2010 16:03:00...

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Unformatted text preview: Psych Review 02/06/2010 16:03:00 ← Reproduction • Selectivity • Attraction o Situational Factors Propinquity (Proximity) Opportunity Motivation Familiarity Secrecy o Physical Factors Women=Hourglass shape Men= “V” or upside down triangle Bilateral Symmetry Typicality Age Younger women Older men Health Fertility Resources Major Histocompatability Complex Nature vs. Nurture Nature= Beauty is in the buns of the beheld Nurture=Beauty is in the eye of the beholder o Psychological Factors Similarity Reciprocity (responses to other’s actions) • Relationships o Passionate Love An experience involving feelings of euphoria, intimacy, and intense sexual attraction o Compassionate Love An experience involving affection, trust, and concern for a partner’s well-being o Social Exchange Theory People remain in relationships when the ratio of costs and benefits is advantageous Comparison level (could I get better?) Equity (cost-benefit ratio of partners are roughly equal) Investment (costs already paid) • Key Ideas o Your genes care about your fecundity and not about your happiness o People are selective, especially females o Attraction is a result of situational, physical, and psychological factors o The feeling of attraction is nature’s way of telling us that we have encountered someone who can make our genes immortal o Some standards of beauty seem to be hard-wired o The kind of love we feel at first is not the kind of love we feel at last ← ← Survival • The Conflict Solution o Aggression • Cooperation Solution o Work together for mutual benefit • Groups: Perfecting the Cooperation Solution • Altruism o Kin Selection • Key Ideas o Limited resources are a problem that human beings solve through conflict and cooperation o Cooperation is inherently risky and groups are one way to reduce that risk o The benefits of groups outweigh their costs o Evolution selects for selfish genes but we are not prisoners of our biology ← ← Neuroscience • Mind and Brain o Sensory Neurons (eyes to brain) o Inter-Neurons (in the Brain) o Motor Neurons (brain to hands) • Discovering the Brain • Localization o Which parts of the brain are responsible for things • Dissociation • Key Ideas o Mind and brain are two descriptions of one thing o Brain function is localized, but not simply or strictly or permanently o The brain is organized hierarchically o Brain systems can operate independently and be at odds with each other o You can often fool brain-damaged people by gluing together the faces of Gilbert’s relatives ← ← Sensation and Perception...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2010 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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Psych Review 1st half - Psych Review 02/06/2010 16:03:00...

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