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if a person believes that hormones released at different stages of the menstrual cycle affect a person mood, then it would be considered a
understanding differences in intelligence as a function of early learning experiences is an example of a
mapping out the relationship between shared bone structures across different species suggests there is a
having a camoglage that matches an animals typical surroundings in order to provide protection from pregactors is an example of a
How human language develops as the result of genes and the opportunity to hear language during a sensitive period in early life is an example of a
which of the following would be a physiological explanation for why birds sing?
testosterone causes the growth of certain brain areas which control singing in certain birds
Which of the following would be a functional explanation for why birds sing
birds sing to defend territories and attract mates
If you believe the minds and the brain to be separate, but somehow interact with each other, you would be considered a
a monist believes that mind and body are
the same thing
units of heredity that maintian their structural identity from one generation to another are
what are chromosomes composed of?
Chemically, what is the route from genes to their expression
DNA to RNA to proteins
recessive genes manifest their effects only when the individual is ?????? for them
suppsed "A" is dominant gene and "a" is a recessive gene. One parent has genes Aa and the other parent has genes aa. what genes will the children probably have?
Half will be Aa, half aa
Suppose "A" is a dominant gene for the ability to curl the tongue lengthwise, and "a" is a recessive gene for inability to do so. Which of the following couples can be certain that all their children will be able to curl their tongue lengthwise?
Father aa, mother AA
Suppose one parent is homozygous dominant and ther other is homozygous recessive. which of the following would be true about their children?
The would all be carriers of the recessive gene
An autosomal gene is a gene
on any chromosome other than the X or Y chromosome
If a characteristic is controlled by an X-linked recessive gene, it produces its apparent effects
more often in males
Color vision deficiency is more common in males than in females because it is controlled by a
recessive X-linked gene
On a given trait, high heritability sugests that
adopted children will closely resemble their biological parents
So far, the only behavior that is apparently not influenced by genetics is
Which of the following best describes the concept of evolution?
"reproduction of the fittest"
What is it called when some animals are selectively bred because they possess some desirable characteristics?
What explanation would sociobiologists give for the tendency for men to be more promiscuous than women
A dominant gene on the Y axis is responsible
What is true about altruistic behavior?
It is difficult to explain from an evolutionary/genetic point of view
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