The Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS)
Bruce Ellis; FSHD 447, Spring 08
Behavioral Inhibition System
The BIS is the set of brain structures that causes people to
inhibit movement, to pull back from the stimulus they just
Analogy: Psychic bra
e Pe r Avoidanceand Withdrawal
FS 447A HD 3/10/09
Obje s ctive
To unde rstand thenatureand origins of social
withdrawal in childhood.
To e inethepe r inte xam e ractions and re lationships of
socially withdrawn childre and adole nts. n sce
To unde rstand
Parent, Siblings, & Peers
FSHD 447A 2/26/009
Explore the links between parent, sibling, and
peer relationships with a focus on early and middle childhood.
Compare and contrast the quality of relationships with parents, siblings, and peers Exam
THE CONTEXT OF ECONOMIC HARDSHIP: NEIGHBORHOOD INFLUENCES
FSHD 447A 4/16/09
To gain knowledge of the key features of neighborhoods as contexts for economic hardship. To understand how neighborhood characteristics influence family and parenting
CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES
FSHD 447A 2/24/09
To understand the process of acculturation and its impact on immigrant children and families, including.
that contribute to (and help buffer against) acculturative stress. strategies use
FSHD 447A April 7, 2009
To understand the ways in which schools
teach children about gender roles, expectations, and norms. To explore the ways in which boys might be disadvantaged in schools. To learn about ways to improve gender equity in the
FSHD 447A 4/14/09
To gain knowledge of the
mechanisms through which parental job loss and economic hardship affect childrens developmental outcomes.
To gain knowledge of the factors
(Bio)ecological Theory of Human Development
FSHD 447A 1/20/09
Set forth by Urie Bronfenbrenner (1979), a
leading theoretician of human development.
Original theory was Ecological Theory of Human Development Recent reformulations re