PSYCH 1XX3 – LECTURE 2
DEVELOPMENT 1 1/14/2013 9:34:00 AM
Nature vs nurture ( genetics VS environment)
Predisposition for Alcoholism
People who experiences less effects of alcohol when drinking for the first
time, are more likely to become alcoholics, whereas those who have higher
affects from alcohol, are not likely to become alcoholics.
Babies like looking at their parents faces 3 months of age
Born biologically male or female (XX XY)
Social role JOHN MONEY sex and gender were completely different
roles gender roles put upon by society has a big impact.
The child’s brain is constantly changing
Pruning away some of these connections important part of brain
development. With extra stimulation and input from environment, it can
lead to even more connections and even better working brain however not
factual and not necessarily lead to a better brai