James_Lecture_6_Nature_vs._Nurture_part_1___student_version

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Unformatted text preview: Nature Vs. Nurture 01.29.08 Why do we act the way we do? Is it caused by ______ or the __________ ? Nature Differences in _______ lead to differences in behavior biology-->behavior DNA Behavior Organism Organs Cells So lets start with the basics of human biology DNACells DNA creates cells such as NEURONS NEURONS which as we said last time are the site of a lot of action, when it comes to things like emotions emotions motivation motivation & perception! & perception! Nature the biology of the brain has a lot to do with our emotions and behavior Nature Organism brain make-up determines our temperament/personality Behavior And sets us up to behave in a certain way Example: If you have high CORTISOL levels (a stress hormone), you will be more likely to experience __________ __________ More examples of the brains influence on behavior Overactive _________ fear/aggression (Limbic System) Low __________ reactivity Criminal behavior Because??? Dangers of these discussions : Eugenics My genes made me do it Natural Selection Nature selects organisms that (1) _________ (2) _________ And so selects GENES that enhance chances of surviving and reproducing Strategy for explaining behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Waesche during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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