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Notes from Lecture 11 - How Does My Family Environment Affect My Personality?

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Notes from Lecture 11 - How Does My Family Environment Affect My Personality? Psych 115S

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Emme Notetaker
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Personality Psychology
Yun Zhang, Natalie Colich

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These are my notes from the eleventh lecture in Personality Psychology. I put a lot of time into these and I hope you find them as helpful as I have!
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Yun Zhang, Natalie Colich
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Date Created: 08/04/15
How DoesM Famil Environment AffectM Personalit personality is 40 heritable lt found by studying both monozygotic and dizygotic twins and comparing genetics influence likelihood of divorce inhibited behavior at a young age may be associated with increased heart rate at a slightly older age gt maybe because inhibited behavior at a younger age suggests nervousness birth order impacts personality differential parental treatment environments can be altered by the presence of siblings competition among siblings can affect personalities confluence model gt environments are places that can foster the intelligence of the the child gt if a child is born into a family with no children the average intelligence of your family is higher than if more children are born into the family gt could influence the intelligence of the younger children siblings or the lack of siblings creates a certain socialcultural context in which you live people generally believe that older siblings are more intelligent obedient responsible stable etc while younger siblings are thought to be more extraverted creative emotional etc first borns were seen to be more likely to occupy more prestigious jobs while less prestigious jobs were seen as more likely to be occupied by last borns birth order and IQ study that examined relationships between biological birth order social birth order gt determined by how you were raised eg if the first born died and you were then raised as if you were the first born you are socially considered the first born intellectual performance attachment theory gt secure vs insecure attachments of infants to their mothers or parental figures can form their relationship with the world for their whole lives is attachment style heritable no correlation between heritability and attachment style secure vs insecure shared environment is more highly correlated with attachment style than is nonshared environment though this is still significantly correlated only environmental factors affect attachment style both environmental and heritable factors affect temperament of a child


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