PGS 315, Lec 5 (Biological Approach)

PGS 315, Lec 5 (Biological Approach) - The Biological...

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The Biological Approach
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The Biological Approach Genetics: Inherited component of personality (heritability) Physiology: Physiological relationships with personality
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Biological Approach David Buss’ Evolutionary Theories
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Hans Eysenk Lived in Berlin, moved to England to avoid Nazis Against Freud, psychotherapy Unfairly associated with racist psychology because he said intelligence was associated with genes (race)
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Chromosomes: thread-like structures that carry the DNA molecules DNA: Blueprint from Mom & Dad (each contains thousands of genes) Genes: Key functional units in heredity (come in pairs – one from biological mother; one from biological father) Genotype: Symbols for actual set of genes you have Dominance Phenotype: Their physical manifestation (blue eyes) Monogenetic: Determined by one set of genes. Polygenetic: Determined by more than one set.
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Hans Eysenck’s Supertria ts Supertraits: (factor analysis) Extraversion Neuroticism Psychoticism (add later ) People are very cold, don’t care about what happens to other • These people often end up in jail or mental facilities Hierarchy: there are clumps of traits, and each clump has a general trait that we can describe it Supertrait - every supertrait has MANY traits Trait – every trait has MANY habitual response Habitual Response – every habitual response MANY specific response Specific response
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PGS 315, Lec 5 (Biological Approach) - The Biological...

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