Notes from Lecture 10 - Does Where I Live Affect Who I Am?
Notes from Lecture 10 - Does Where I Live Affect Who I Am? Psych 115S
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Does Where I Live Affect Who I Am differences in community are not just in the physical qualities but in the ideas of the community as well gt communal vs non communal the place that influences you most may not be the place where you grew up residential mobilitv moving may be beneficial because you can learn how to adapt to different places you have different experiences and see different things gives you more options in job opponunMes may be disadvantageous because it could make you less attached to the people around you because you will just move again soon mm thought that people who move a lot value characteristics that won t change such as extraversion but don t value things such as group memberships per se those who have moved tend to believe that personality traits are more representative of themselves than are group memberships how does moving affect life outcomes negative correlation between moving and satisfaction with social relationships in adu hood those who moved more in childhood have shown less satisfaction with social relationships in adulthood extraverts gt those who move more have the same level of wellbeing in adulthood as those who do not move as much introverts gt those who move more have decreased wellbeing in adulthood in comparison to those who do not movedo not move as much extraverts gt doesn t matter how much they move mortality rates stays the same introverts gt the more that introverts move the more increased their mortality rate is does where you move matter moving to a lowpoverty neighborhood leads to increased earnings in adulthood if you move before the age of 13 younger kids greatly affected by highpoverty neighborhoods moving to Section 8 housing also leads to increased earnings just not as much in adulthood if you move before the age of 13 personality moderates the relationship between neighborhood disadvantage and iuvenile o enses those in low SES areas with public housing who are show high impulsivity are far more likely to commit crimes while those with low impulsivity in the same neighborhood are very unlikely to commit crimes how does neidhborhood context influence depression more negative life events cause increased likelihood of depression but maybe neighborhood mediates this relationship in a low disadvantagedisorder neighborhood number of negative life events was not shown to affect the likelihood of depression in a high disadvantagedisorder neighborhood those who had experienced less negative life events were less likely to become depressed whereas those who had experienced a high number of negative life events were far more likely to become depressed region of the countrv affects personalitv Boston vs San Francisco work predicts life satisfaction in both cities but in Boston other factors such as educational attainment finances family support and contribution to others can be used to predict life satisfaction different values in different places selective migration gt people can choose where they want to golive based on where they think would be a good fit environmental influence gt the weather and landscapes or outdoorsiness of people living in a certain area could affect dwellers personalities as well social influence gt people are influencing each other based upon ideas held in the neighborhood