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Lecture 6

Week 6

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB30H3
Professor
Marc A Fournier
Semester
Fall

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Week 6 Lecture: Heritability & Continuity Overview of Week 6 Lectures - Continuity (& Coherence) - Heritability (& the Environment) The Up Series Overview of Part I - Continuity of Personality o Do individual differences in some attribute at a given point in time predict individual differences in that same attribute at some later point in time? (X 1 X 2 - Coherence of Personality o Do individual differences in some attribute at a given point in time predict individual differences in some other attribute at some later point in time? (X 1 Y )2 Continuity of Personality - Consistency of individual differencesi.e., relative position or rank orderwithin a population of individuals over time - Differential continuity (or rank order continuity) is independent of normative changes in trait levels o The idea that to a certain extent individual differences likely remain the same overtime; the rank ordering of individuals on some dimensions or attribute potentially remain the same overtime o e.g., height, intelligence - There are other kinds of continuity o Mean level continuity or absolute continuity refers to whether or not there is change in how of an attribute there is on a given sample overtime - All of us at a given cohort tend to experience the same age related shifts becoming increasingly conscientious and agreeable and decreasingly neurotic and open - Differences in height is very stable, everyone changes in height as they age; there is absolute change bc all individuals are growing in spite of the fact that at the same time there is marked differential continuity bc the rank ordering of people in a given cohort remain very similar - Intelligence is another attribute that shows a substantial differential continuity; if you are smarter than your peers as a child it is very likely that you will be smarter www.notesolution.com
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