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5 Matching questions

  1. heritability
  2. chromosomes
  3. aggression
  4. gener schema theory
  5. behavior genetics
  1. a threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
  2. b 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.
  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 any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy
  5. e the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. one's sense of being male or female
  2. the buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies
  3. every nongenetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us
  4. twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two, creating two genetically identical organisms
  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. culturea set of expectations (norms) about a social position, defining how those in the position ought to behave


  2. fraternal twinstwins who develop from separate eggs. They are genetically no closer than brothers and sisters, but they share a fetal environment


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


  4. evolutionary psychologythe study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using principles of natural selection.


  5. collectivismgiving priority to the goals of one's group (often one's extended family or work group) and defining one's identity accordingly


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