person who believes that certain ideas or personal characteristics are innate or inborn
person who believes knowledges comes from experience with the environment
a field of psychology emphasizing evolutionary mechanisms that may help explain human commonalities in cognition, development, emotion, social practices, and other areas of behavior
An interdisciplinary field of study concerned with the genetic bases of individual differences in behavior and personality.
The functional units of heredity; they are composed of DNA and specify the structure of proteins
Rod-shaped structures in the nucleus that contain regions of DNA called genes.
The Chromosomal molecule that transfers genetic characteristics by the way of coded instructions for the structure of protein
the full set of genes in each cell of an organism (except sperm and egg)
a study that looks for patterns for inheritance of genetic markers in large families for which a particular condition is common
A segment of DNA that varies among individuals, has a known location on a chromosome, and can function as a genetic landmark for a gene involved in a physical or mental condition.
A change in a genes frequencies within a population over many generations; a mechanism by which genetically influenced characteristics of a population may change
when genes spontaneously change
the process by which individuals that are better adapted to their environment survive and reproduce more successfully than less well adapted individuals do; a theory to explain the mechanism of evolution
A British naturalist who, in the 1800s, developed the theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
Says that the mind is broken down into "modules" to handle specific survival problems
A system of communication using sounds or gestures that are put together in meaningful ways according to a set of rules.