Psyc317 Lec 2 Notes

Psyc317 Lec 2 Notes - Psyc317 Lec 2 Notes: Whats culture?...

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18/10/2007 20:12:00 Epiphenoma: superficial differences between people assumption of “psychic unity” of humankind we are all members of the same species, with a similar evolutionary history that history has determined the kinds of people most likely to survive the kinds of people who survived were carriers of certain genes (which  specified certain brains) o most people in the world have these brains. Thus, most of the people  in the world have the same minds o reductionist, pre-dtermined perspective that there isn’t much to be  gained from the environment traditional endorsers of the psychic unity view o Wundt’s followers: psych can be reduced to physiological laws and  measurers o Freud: universal drives and structures underlies behavior o Skinner: universal principles of conditioning o Piaget: universal cognitive structures and developmental stages Endorsements of the ‘psychic unity’ assumption Human genome project o What we are born with Neuroscience o What our brains have, see how it works o Mapping in specialized regions o Morality ‘hard-wired’ into brains Infant cognition (dev. And comparative psychology) o
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