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
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?
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
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