Chapter 5: Part 2
We Are Social Animals
Social Bonds Are Universal
Human infants need their caregivers!
-prefer familiar face
The Developing Person: Pt 1
Developmental psychology: Study of changes that occur in peoples abilities and
dispositions as they grow older.
-how we change physically, cognitively and socially from conception until death
Research focuses on 3
Sensation & Perception
-detecting physical information from the environment.
-encoding it as neural signals.
-organizing and interpreting our sensations.
diminishing sensitivity to an unchanging stimulus
Learning: a relatively permanent change in behavior due to experience.
Associative Learning learning that certain events occur together
Important that we learn & adapt
Conditioning= the process of learning associations
Different types of Associa
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What is Personality?
-an individuals characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting
The Psychoanalytic Perspective
Based on Freudian theory
Social Psychology: Scientific study of the individual within a group
-specifically, how do individuals think about, influence, and relate to one another?
People Attribute the Behavior of Others
to their internal dispo