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Views humans as biological organisms and so provides biological explanations for psychological functioning and behaviour.
A part of the chromosome that carries information in the form of DNA. Genes are transmitted from parents to children.
The genetic make-up of an individual. The collection of genes passed on from parents.
The observable characteristics of the individual. This is a consequence of the interaction of genes and the environment.
The process by which inherited characteristics which improve an individual's reproductive success are passed on to the next generation, and so become widespread in the population
The changes in inherited characteristics over time as a result of natural selection.
Carries messages from one part of the body to another using nerve cells via impulses.
Part of the nervous system responsible for co-ordinating sensation, intellectual and nervous activity.
The chemicals released at the synapse of a neuron to allow impulses to pass to the next neuron.
Chemicals produced by the endocrine system to cause changes in our biological state.
Determine the likelihood of a trait being genetic by comparing MZ and DZ Twins.
Twins with identical genes - one zygote that split into two embryos.
Twins with different genes - just like other siblings. Formed from two eggs and two sperm.
The percentage of twins who share the same trait.
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