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Psyc Exam 1 Module 2 Notes

by: Lauren Fleming

Psyc Exam 1 Module 2 Notes Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor

Lauren Fleming
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These notes cover info for exam 1.
Intro to Psyc
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Fleming on Tuesday January 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor at Clemson University taught by Dr. Taylor in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 24 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psyc in Psychlogy at Clemson University.


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Date Created: 01/19/16
Psyc Exam 1 Notes Module 2: 1­15­16    I. Lateralization  ● Lateralization is…  ● The brain has 2 hemispheres:  ○ right hemisphere⇨  specialized for spatial tasks (aka tasks that make you  visualize objects in space) & also is important in self­awareness  ○ left hemisphere⇨  specialized for any language oriented function from  speaking to reading  ● Lateralization also exists in terms of physical control over your body: each of the  2 hemispheres controls the opposite side of the body  ● Corpus Callosum​ ­ has a role of communication between hemispheres  ○ CC is a vast network of fibers   ○ In split brain patients, the CC is severed  ■ in most cases done to help relieve epilepsy as last resort  ■ norm functioning & behavioral abnormalities not noticeable outside  of controlled lab setting  II. Behavioral Genetics  ● Behavioral Genetics & behavioral geneticists​  involves the study of how our  heredity interacts with our experiences to determine our personality & social  diversity  ● Identical twins​ share the same genes whereas ​ fraternal twin share the fetal  environment but are no genetically similar than other non­twin brothers & sisters  ○ Twin studies help us understand the relative contribution of genes &  environment to behavior & personality  ● Bouchard’s controversial identical twin research­   ○ discovered unusually similar tastes, physical attributes, personality,  abilities, attitudes, beliefs, etc. in identical twins even when they were  raised separately  ○ genetic influences explains 50% of the variability in personality traits in all  ○ Parenting may be less important that prev. believed bc of example  ○ Helps us understand the role of genetics on behavior  ● Gene­environment actions ***   


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