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Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Psychology 320 Dr. Higley 1. Gene expression a. Receptor longevity depends upon experience b. Axons can grow later on in life and form new connections (synapses) 2. iClicker: Suzie’s mother finds that the older her daughter gets, the more the two of them seem alike. These differences are largely a result of ___________. a. Genetic influences b. Environmental influences c. Mostly environment, possibly genetic d. e. None of the above 3. Historical views of childhood a. Medieval era > childhood regarded as separate phase of development with special needs b. 16 th century > puritan “child depravity” views (children are depraved mini adults) c. 17 th century > John Locke “tabula rasa” or “blank slate” view (neutral view of childhood) d. 18 th century > Jean Jacques Rosseu “noble savages” view (positive view of childhood) 4. Scientific study of development a. Evolutionary theory: natural selection and survival of the fittest
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