Aspects of biology that underlie social behavior
- brainwaves (ECG, how diff things work in the brain)
- physical appearances (short, thin, fat)
- reflexes and unconditioned responses (come in infancy (rooting reflex), unconditioned
responces (ur not aware of that conditions you to do something)
they influence how social behavior functions.
slide 2- how u sleep how u function leads to how u reach with others. better social interaction if babies
sleep a lot for example.
Slide 3. babies are compared in a variety of ways. babies are specially intesred in the eyes, babies also
like symmetrical faces. figure a- what baby will focus on, the outer perameter. figure b- what a 2 month
baby will luk at, moving from outer feature to inner feauture.
slide 4- auditory preparedness is also imoo for social interaction to occur, it happens way before they
are born. children also prefers high pitched, exaggerated voice also called baby talk. they are native
listeners, they are universal n can hear difference in sounds.
slide 5- they can differenctiate between smell, taste and touch. the sense of touch develops early. these
all develop sence
slide 6- infants prefer faceto face interaction- they learn that adults are responsive to them …they are
able to see how they can control that. they will have turn taking instances. rule of social exchange: u do
something and u get a response, that’s going to teach u what not to do. u are capable of regulating
interaction with the gaze (move their eyes with the ball, if its too stimulating then they ignore it).
slide 7- evolutionary theory: infants are biologically programmed for social interaction that ensure that
their needs are met. good nuff parenting: is nuff for the child to have that typical development. this is
what the evolutionary theorists are putting out there.
- these are the neurological basis of the development. the largests part of the human brain is
- cerebral cortex:
slide 9- a new born brain weighs by 6 months is 1/3 of adult brain. babies get attracted to the face like picture rather then non-face like. they are a