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PSYC23: Lecture 1 Developmental Psychobiology High SES – better health outcomes (Physical and mental health) Why SES relationship not always true: Not explained by SES- assoc. exception is where society is more just not matter how much money you make and education you have Unique kind of env. Interaction More specific mech. by which relationship can affect your health outcome How biology inherently affects our psychological needs – bidirectional – how they develop over time – evolution – influence our present sit. Diff. biological strat. On how you deal with stress and pattern response Environment and what time earlier critical period or later time – how plastic are we? Individual diff. same experience but diff. thoughts - why? Biological mech. That explain that variation How stress get into your body? Chronic stress vs. Acute stress are those stresses quantifiable? Can we think about stress as adaptive or not? Variations in how we cope with stress Look at early rel. that set template for how you cope with your lifestyle Early experiences shaping the way you respond to stresses Mental Activity: Basic learning mech. That organize how we learn everything How do we form new memories?  Time  Emotional context  Sex difference How does stress affect memory? Stress and Parenting how do we learn to regulate stress? No organ for attachment or bonding Research in past – normal intrxn and introduce chaos pull babies apart – separation anxiety Manipulate rel. to study John Bowlby – Father of attachment theory Intimate rel. are hub where person’s life revolves – through out maturity until old age Throughout lifespan Niko Tinbergen - Imprinting (Animal behavior) New born gravitates to caregiver Born with preference for parent Critical period Irreversible innate releasing mechanism bond occurs whenit registers the caregiver critical period that only happen this if not experience this env. Not release and not have this attachment Harry Harlow (monkeys) Why do kids form attachments to their mom? How impt. The rel. was and respond social Parent not respond – kid upset takes time to recover What happens and what stress sys. Do when Disrupt emotional reaction to other? Parasym and sym. Nervous sys. How you deal with someone ignoring you or threats in env.? Evolution have many strategies on how deal with stress Physiology and what parts of strategy links this. Figure out how stressful events affect how we learn George Michel – lookinside Developmental Psychobiology – chapter 1 : 40pages explains this. Read it for concepts and other perspectives First 2 readings theoretical Bob lickliter – biological principles assertions to dev. Theory Just Understand his evidence to pt. his claims Myron Hofer Hidden regulations can’t see it’s in your physiology and be regulated in others Intuned biological connected to others How human rel. function Sue Carter – neuroendocrinologist – how we
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