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Chapters 5, 13, 14, 15, and 16

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University of Missouri
Psych 2310 - Social Psychology

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Psych 2310 1st Edition Exam 4 Study Guide Lectures 18 23 Lecture 18 November 18 How do evolutionary questions help us survive o What is the difference between traditionalist social and cross cultural psychologists on the mind o These questions help us to make sure our offspring can carry on our genes These questions consist of things like if I have to save my child or someone else s who would I save This is an innate tendency that helps certain genes survive while others do not Traditional social psychologists believe that the mind is a blank slate We learn as we grow and we have little software before this Cross cultural psychologists believe that people have different minds more than we previously believed Are gender differences learned or innate o Traditionalist social psychologists say they are learned It is important to consider that the different body constructions of the two genders lead them to the role they are assigned It is also important to look at how they are socialized as they grow up Vocab Natural selection Evolutionary process where nature automatically selects traits that best enable organisms to survive and reproduce in environments Evolutionary psychology Uses natural selection to formulate and test hypotheses abut human nature and behavior Culture Enduring behaviors ideas attitudes and traditions developed and shared by large groups of people and transmitted through generations Sexual selection process Process by which gender differences evolve due to within sex competition Genders polarize because of evolution Interaction A relationship in which the effect of one factor such as biology depends on another factor like environment Gender role A set of behavior expectations for males and females Androgynous Mixing masculine and feminine characteristics Aggression Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone Personal space the buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies Its size depends on our familiarity with whoever is near us Norms

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