Nature-Nurture - Nature-Nur ture Issues - 300 BC Greeks...

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Nature-Nurture Issues - 300 BC Greeks argue in logical discussion - The ways of asking the same question is different now by analyzing empirical data - To what extent is the product of biological/innate/inherent genes the product of environment/nature/socialization/experience? The wrong definitions – The dividing line - present at birth and not present at birth - There is imprinting, which can be learned before birth. - Ducks attach to the biggest moving thing in the room at birth - This is biologically determined The egg experiment - The experimenter talks to the egg, and when egg hatches, chick walks toward experimenter, not mother. - This means chick can learn before birth. - Same thing for humans – babies can be conditioned before birth. The 2 bars experiment is analogous to the dog – bell experiment. Babies respond to externals prior to birth. Babies have oversized adrenal cortex, less resistance against disease and fearful. The flaws of the wrong definition
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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