Myers' Psychology for AP Unit 3C Vocabulary
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the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior
every non-genetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us
threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
a complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes
the biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; segments of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein
the complete instructions for making an organism, consisting of all the genetic material in that organism's chromosomes
twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two, creating two genetically identical organisms
twins who develop from seperate fertilized eggs. They are genetically no closer than brothers or sisters, but they share a fetal environment.
the proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes. The heritability of a trait may vary, depending upon the range of populations and environments studied.
the interplay that occurs when the effect of one factor (such as environment) depends upon another factor (such as heredity)
the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
the study of the evolution of behavior and the mind using principles of natural selection
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
a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
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