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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Haley

Lecture 2 : PSYC23H3 The Health problem Expectancy 7 yrs longer if making a lot of money Health Problem Intelligence How much intelligence you have determines your life expectancy More risk factors you have lower intelligence The Health Problem Env. Has profound effect on our development Assumptions Similarities in how human solve problems and how other species solve problems In order to understand how behavior develops : should examine adaptations evolutionary processes and how it impact your behavioral development Understand evolutionary pressures and individual circumstances How env. Embedded in our bodies or if gonna have longer or shorter life Personal and pop. Story- and potentially the env. Get embedded in their body and minds Baldwin effect Natural selection  habit forming Form habits skills and solve problems reflecting individual changes and pass traits to offspring and differentiate species accdg to how they solve problems How species is adapting in an environment Darwinian Legacy Some processes can be found in other species and is valuable for our understanding Very attempting to think that what other species is doing is exactly how we do it So not make that assumption Not have all that psychology that we have but function as well Molecular mechanisms that account for this behavior genetic differences and positions Darwin’s Challenge Looking for continuity for our mental physiological developmental processes Information of what we will become from the start Evolution and development – Ontogeny (development) recapitulates Phylogeny (shapes of other species) What is driving those signals and regulating those programs – there is a set og biological processes that affecting env. Principles of Developmental Science Open system Less energy – tie shoes Less potential – learn languages In development: Increase complexity and specialization Developmental Systems Theory (DST) Development of behavior Behavior not just a single output of dimension but bi-product of systems MITCHEL Critical period present stimulus and gosling follows you – IMPRINTING Whether imprinting is reversible Need to have maternal figure to have an attachment Gorillas Congo Track if there is long lasting effects Taking one when little older vs. little Charles – brought him in shortly after he was born – rescued but extremely young and he has always been disagreeable be able to reproduce and not disregulated but not been a type of dad that play with his kids Experience differs Plasticity When hu
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