PSY 2114 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Social Forces, Biomolecular Structure, Behaviorism

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Human development: multidisciplinary scientific study of how people change and how they stay the same: what factors have shaped your life, nature nurture, environment or heredity that shapes you, developmental success is determined by both factors. Continuity discontinuity: does a developmental phenomenon follow a smooth or bumpy progression thought life span, ex. Daniel is shy and friendly at 5 yrs he is 25 shy and friendly: ex. Ct, pet, fmri: how biological brain interacts with other forces and relate to behavior. To develop sense that world is a good place. Realize one is independent and can make decisions. Develop ability to try new things and withstand failure. Enter world as blank slate, anything you could be can be learned by anyone given proper environment. B. f. skinner studied operant conditioning; which the consequences determine repletion of that behaviour. Reinforcement: consequence that increases the repletion of a behavior (negative and positive reinforcement add or remove reinfoecement)

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