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5 Matching questions

  1. heritability
  2. behavior genetics
  3. molecular genetics
  4. chromosomes
  5. y chromosome
  1. a the sex chromosome found only in males. When paired with an X chromosome from the mother, it produces a male child.
  2. b the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
  3. c threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
  4. d the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior
  5. e The proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes. The heritability of a trait may vary, depending on the range of populations and environments studied.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role
  2. a set of expectations (norms) about a social position, defining how those in the position ought to behave
  3. one's sense of being male or female
  4. a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
  5. the effect of one factor (such as environment) depends on another factor (such as heredity)

5 True/False questions

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


  2. genomethe biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein


  3. genderin psychology, the biologically and socially influenced characteristics by which people define male and female


  4. temperamentevery nongenetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us


  5. social learning theorythe theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded or punished


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