Erik Eriksons theory of personality development proposes that individuals evolve through eight
stages over the life span. In each stage the person wrestles with two opposing tendencies evoked
by that stages physiological crisis.
First year of life
Reaction Paper: A Soldiers Heart
PBS did a really good job with this video interviewing soldiers and their families about
the struggles these people went through during their time overseas. According to the video about
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Reaction Paper: Meth Epidemic
In this video we saw how the use of methamphetamine has grown drastically across the
nation and how hard it hit one particular area in Oregon. This community suffered a huge blow
to their people.
Absolute Threshold: minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50%
of the time
Difference Threshold: minimum difference between 2 stimuli required for detection
50% of the time; aka a noticeable difference
Signal Detection Theory
Teratogens: a drug or substance that interferes with the development of a fetus.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome(FAS): when alcohol is present during pregnancy. Causes facial
deformation, decreased muscle tone, delayed development, etc.
Downs Syndrome: when so