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Unformatted text preview: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 1 Announcements Introduction to Psychology Midterm 1 is Thursday 10/14. Prologue through Chapter 5 (pp. 1-227) All lectures through and including Tues, October 12 See PowerPoints from 10/7 for additional information. Email me if you need special seating : SUBJECT LINE: Peter Anteater, ID #########, left-handed You will need a Scantron F288 For those new to the class: No use of laptops, cellphones, or PDAs will be permitted during lectures (without special arrangements). INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY Psych 7A/Psych Beh 9 2 Outline Nature, Nurture, Heredity Parents and Peers (cont.) Gender differences and identity Sex-reassignment Development Prenatal Development and the Newborn Infancy and Childhood Adolescence Adulthood Reflections on Two Major Developmental Issues Continuity and Stages Stability and Change Do Parents Matter? Moving ImagesSegment 6 Influences Parents Education Values Responsibility Orderliness Charitableness Choose neighborhood and schools that supply peers Friends Cooperation Popularity Interaction styles What about Gender Differences? Gender Differences? Nature-Nurture in Gender Are gender-related behaviors produced by the environment or inborn? Traits: Aggression Physical Relational Social connectedness Social power Sex Differences Evolutionary Psychology Steve Pinker, Harvard Helena Cronin, London School of Economics The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today (1991) Richard Dawkins, Oxford The Selfish Gene How we came to be need not dictate how we ought to act. Science seeks to describe reality, morality prescribes how we ought to live. Biological Differences X Chromosome Y Chromosome-testosterone Until 7 weeks of age, all embryos are the same Long-standing belief: The environment shapes the gender Brain Differences Listening Dr. Gentleman Overall appearance of brains similar Differences Size Frontal lobe area for visual spatial processing Language processing areas Demonstration of difference in language processing Two studies in Sexual Identity What happens when Sexual Identity goes awry? Originally, the thought was the identity is a product strictly of nurture Sex Reassignment Moving ImagesSegment 5 Sex Reassignment Sex-reassignment Joan-John Bruce-Brenda (Bruce Reimer) Danger of preconceptions What about now? Gender is not written on a biologically blank slate. Perhaps prenatal conditions influence orientation....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 7A taught by Professor Dr.lofgren during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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