New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

HDFS 129 notes 2: Concepts & Controversies

by: Camryn McCabe

HDFS 129 notes 2: Concepts & Controversies HDFS 129

Marketplace > HDFS 129 > HDFS 129 notes 2 Concepts Controversies
Camryn McCabe
Penn State
GPA 3.81

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

notes from 1/19
Intro to HDFS
Molly Countermine
Class Notes
Human Development, Family Studies, nature v. nurture
25 ?




Popular in Intro to HDFS

Popular in Department

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Camryn McCabe on Thursday January 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 129 at a university taught by Molly Countermine in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views.


Reviews for HDFS 129 notes 2: Concepts & Controversies


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/21/16
HDFS notes 2: 1/19 Concepts & Controversies Nature v. Nurture  Nature- emphasizes the influence of heredity/biologically based predispositions  Nurture- emphasizes influence of forces in environment  John Watson- firm believer of nurture o “Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors.”  Examples of nature: o Temperament (personality is temperament and environment working together) o IQ o Race o Height o Weight/metabolism o Reflexes o Basic needs (food, water, shelter, care, nourishment)  Examples of nurture: o Prenatal conditions (where it begins)- maternal stress (high maternal stress  high anxiety in baby), mom’s nutrition o Parenting, child-rearing o Life experiences- opportunities given/missed (by who they’re born to) o Nutrition (key to healthy brain development) o Medical care o School, community, neighborhoods o Culture  Jim Twins- very similar, but very different in appearance (even though they’re identical) o Example of the effects of nurture o Faces looked different  Could be a result of habits, or happiness o Different height  Could be a result of the nutrition they received  Traits that have a substantial genetic predisposition: o Intelligence- IQ (you can’t become much smarter than you’re destined to be) o Verbal ability o Vocational interest (career) HDFS notes 2: 1/19 o Scholastic achievement- grades, degrees (correlated w/IQ) o Memory o Extroversion/introversion o Neuroticism Big 5 o Openness (ability to adapt) traits o Conscientiousness (how you think about other people/ doing the right things) o Agreeableness  Disorders that have a substantial genetic predisposition: o Depression o Anxiety o Alzheimer’s disease o Schizophrenia o Autism o Alcoholism  All addiction really (anything that releases dopamine)  “The environment modifies or enhances traits to which we are predisposed.” o Ex. If both parents are musicians, the child is predisposed to music. Then the parents may provide lessons to the child. (Enhancement from the environment) o Overlap from inheritance and experience when a child is raised by the biological parents Stability v. Change  Ideas in question: o Personality stability over time o The extent of which early experiences set the life path of individuals o The ability to predict later development from early development o The easiness/difficulty of changing as we get older  One can get help at any point and get back on track, but early intervention is the best and gets you back on track quicker.  Reciprocal influence- each individual influences and is influenced by other individuals in his/her environment  “When researchers report that traits are heritable, they typically mean that genes account for 30-60% of the variation you see in that trait.” o “This means environment and experiences account for 40- 70% of the variation in that trait.”  Just because you’re susceptible to something doesn’t mean something is inevitable o Susceptibility ≠ inevitability  Fun fact: HDFS notes 2: 1/19 o Most people who were abused don’t become abusers, HOWEVER o The majority of abusers were abused.


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.