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5 Matching questions

  1. social learning theory
  2. individualism
  3. testosterone
  4. gener schema theory
  5. culture
  1. a giving priority to one's own goals over group goals, and defining one's identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications
  2. b the theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded or punished
  3. c theory that children learn from their cultures a concept of what it means to be male and female and that they adjust their behaviors accordingly
  4. d the most important of the male sex hormones. Both males and females have it, but the additional testosterone in males stimulates the growth of the male sex organs in the fetus and the development of the male sex characteristics during puberty. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 130)
  5. e the enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in psychology, the biologically and socially influenced characteristics by which people define male and female
  2. the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
  3. twins who develop from separate eggs. They are genetically no closer than brothers and sisters, but they share a fetal environment
  4. a person's characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity
  5. the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those that lead to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations

5 True/False questions

  1. aggressionany physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy


  2. heritabilitya random error in gene replication that leads to a change


  3. mutationa random error in gene replication that leads to a change


  4. behavior geneticsthe study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior


  5. y chromosomethe sex chromosome found in both men and women. females have two x chromosomes; males have one. an x chromosome from each parent produces a female child


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