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PSY BEH 101D- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 118 pages long!)


Department
Psychology and Social Behavior
Course Code
PSY BEH 101D
Professor
susancharles
Study Guide
Final

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UC-Irvine
PSY BEH 101D
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Lecture 1
NatureEverything that is determined by genetic building blocks
Biology is the reason people act the way they do
Nurture
People behave the way they do because of information provided to them by others (e.g.
parents)
Gender Differences
Physical strength
Aggression
Visuospatial skills
Empathy
o Male vs. female infants
Males are:
Less responsive to social stimuli
Less able to maintain eye contact
Affective regulation difficulty
Less self-soothing
More lability
Few smiles; more irritability, crying, facial grimacing
Sex drives
When are we first influenced by our environment?
Prenatally?
o Through the mother's interactions with the environment
Through conception??
The Dutch Hunger Winter (1944)
CohortRefers to people who are put together in one unit and go through the same situation
E.g. young age, middle age, old age cohorts
Studying development over the life span
Basic research design
o Cross-sectional research
Compare different groups in one period of time (e.g. in 2016, compare 18 y/o to
26 y/o to 60 y/o...)
o Longitudinal research
Following someone throughout time
o Cross-sequential research
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Combo of cross-sectional and longitudinal research
Experimental vs. non-experimental design
Experimental designs are not ethical in developmental psychology
o E.g. control vs. experimental groupsmoking in 12 y/o...
The life-span perspective: multicontextual
E.g. SES
Graph
o Increasing inequality = influences developmental trajectory
Robin Hood Index
o How much you gotta rob from the rich and give to the poor to be equal
o Large index = more richpoor discrimination
o Disparity hurts everybody, including the poor
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