PSYC21H3 Lecture Notes - Biofeedback

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC21H3
Professor
Lecture 1
11/09/12
Assumptions of relationship biological approach
- We are n alone
Hardwired
- Early experiences affect our biology and biology affects our relationships
- Relationships regulate our social development
- How we are treated in our lives plays a role in how we treat ppl
- Not just early critical period of how relationships influence us but there is neuro-
plasticity across the lifespan of different stages
Nomophobia is rising: up to 66 percent
- Charles Darwin
Allowed us to survive (social interaction)
Because of our social affiliation that allowed groups to stay close, and survive
Evolution of social brain
- Why is our brain so big
- What are some of the explanations
Extended period of development (maturation)
Foraging (food source memory)
Social brain hypothesis (Byrne and Whiten’s Machiavellian intelligence hypothesis)
Social Biofeedback Model
- Infant
Hardwired to detect contingency: doing something will elicit a contingent response
Forms expectations/probability rules
Develops sense of agency and control
- Parent
Responds contingently to infant behaviour
Social world
- The complexities of social world that there is communication and discord
Questions to consider in social development
- Is there a single pathway of social development
Multifinality: starts out similarly but end at very different points
Equifinlity: start out differently but end up the same
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Early experiences affect our biology and biology affects our relationships. How we are treated in our lives plays a role in how we treat ppl. Not just early critical period of how relationships influence us but there is neuro- plasticity across the lifespan of different stages. Because of our social affiliation that allowed groups to stay close, and survive. Social brain hypothesis (byrne and whiten"s machiavellian intelligence hypothesis) Hardwired to detect contingency: doing something will elicit a contingent response. The complexities of social world that there is communication and discord. Is there a single pathway of social development. Multifinality: starts out similarly but end at very different points.

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