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Nurture and  Human Diversity Module 12 Announcements: You need your i-clicker by next week!
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Parents, Peers, and Early Experiences We have looked at how genes influence our development. What about the environment? How do our early experiences, our family, our community and culture affect the development of psychological traits?
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Prenatal Environment Identical twins who share same placenta (b) are more alike than those who don’t (a), suggesting even the prenatal environment affects psychological traits.
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Experience and Brain Development Postnatal experience affects brain development. Rat environment studies
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cont. We have more neurons at birth than in adulthood. In infancy, we develop many connections between neurons. Connections that are not being used eventually die off ( pruning ) Experience affects which connections and how many connections will remain. Effects are biggest early on, but they continue throughout life.
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Jared during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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