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Lecture 1

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David Haley

LECTURE1 - Ta emails: [email protected], [email protected] Relational- biological approach - We can assume that the functions that relationships provide us replicate so how a parent treats u, is something that becomes internalized and then can be passed down and the way u treat your children but it’s very plastic and change can be made - It is hard to make changes but people do and rise above challenges - How u learn early on can be replaced later on - U can measure how much change is possible Charles Darwin - The first person to put this issue of our social beings on the table - We are social Evolurtion of social brain - The larger the member of social member groups u hang out with relates to a larger brain - Some other theries included that primates has a longer gestation period which caused our brains to be larger bc we had a longer time to grow - Or we had to remember much more like where to go back to find the food - Or that we needed to be able to figure what the next guy next to us was thinking and develop coalitions and see who you could trust who to fight with and so on - But if u have more frinds u would need the extra brain size to figure out all the dynamics Hardwired to relate - We come into the world with an enormous capacity to realte to eachother - To what extent do infants have when tey try to relate to others - A study that sais that when woman are asked to read a certain story to the child when with a rhythm and they remembered it and they then were more calm when listening to this story than other stories when they were born - Another baby born 42 mintes stuck his tongue out at the baby the baby imitated and stuck his tongue right back out at the researcher / they must have had some ability or some idea to respond this way - Protoconversation: non verbal form of communication between 2 parties: primary form of subjectivity, babies try to reengage the person by imitating
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