Lecture Outlines - Fall 2013

1. November 13: Exams returned.  Data analyses


2. November 15:  Physiological overview

                History:  Sheldon

                Physiological measures

                Physiological-based personality traits

                    Eysenck's theory

3.  November 18:  Physiological continued

                    Sensation Seeking

                    Neurotransmitter theories


                    Brain Asymmetry

4.  November 20:  Data analyses continued

5.  November 22:  Genetics;  Overview and assumptions

        Experimental research

            Cooper and Zubek;  Gene X Environment interaction

        Correlational research

            Twin studies:  logic, method  and assumptions

6.  November 25:  Twin data

            Problems with twin studies

 Twin study alternatives

            Twin studies with additional controls       

            Adoption studies

            Twin/Adoption studies

            Gene X Environment Models

7.  December 2: Evolutionary Perspectives

            Evolution and Natural Selection

                Natural selection, sexual selection, genes and inclusive fitness, evolutionary process products

            Evolution and Human nature

  Evolution and sex differences



        Mate preferences

     Individual differences

     Evolutionary theory limits

8.  December 4:  Research project paper help  

9.  December 6:  Emotion and Subjective well being;  Personality analysis due

10.  December 9:  Exam review;  Research project paper due