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Unformatted text preview: a. The behaviors, ideas, attitudes and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. Cultural norms really affect behavior:-formality-personal space-pace-expressiveness Could cultural difference really be biological?-probably not.-generational differences within a culture Nature v. Nurture: Gender Some known gender differences:-spatial cognition-verbal ability-locus of control-females-internal-males-external-empathy Nature Explanation-hormones differ in men and women -hormones influence behavior Nurture Explanation-we model imitate what we see we are rewarded for gender-stereotyped behavior Conclusions 1. both genes and environment influence behavior 2. it is not east to distinguish the relative contributions of genes vs. environment for any particular behavior 3. it is not east to predict any given behavior by controlling the genes or the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08