PSYC 110 - Lecture 13 - Why Are People Different?: Differences

Lecture 13 - Why Are People Different?: Differences

Overview

Why are people different from one another? This lecture addresses this question by reviewing the latest theories and research in psychology on two traits in particular: personality and intelligence. Students will hear about how these traits are measured, why they may differ across individuals and groups, and whether they are influenced at all by one's genes, parents or environment.

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Assignment

Gray, Peter. Psychology (5th edition), pp. 49-61, 362-380, 423-444, 538-557

Herrnstein, Richard J. and Charles Murray. "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 188-198

Harris, Judith Rich. "The Nurture Assumptions: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 291-303

Gladwell, Malcolm. "Personality Plus." In The Norton Psychology Reader. Edited by Gary Marcus. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. pp. 304-316

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