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5 Matching questions

  1. x chromosome
  2. genome
  3. gender typing
  4. collectivism
  5. molecular genetics
  1. a the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role
  2. b the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
  3. c the sex chromosome found in both men and women. females have two x chromosomes; males have one. an x chromosome from each parent produces a female child
  4. d giving priority to the goals of one's group (often one's extended family or work group) and defining one's identity accordingly
  5. e the complete instructions for making an organism, consisting of all the genetic material in that organism's chromosomes

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the most important of the male sex hormones. Both males and females have it, but the additional testosterone in males stimulates the growth of the male sex organs in the fetus and the development of the male sex characteristics during puberty. (Myers Psychology 8e p. 130)
  2. the theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating and by being rewarded or punished
  3. a random error in gene replication that leads to a change
  4. a set of expected behaviors for males and for females
  5. twins who develop from separate eggs. They are genetically no closer than brothers and sisters, but they share a fetal environment

5 True/False questions

  1. genderthe biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein

          

  2. genesthe biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein

          

  3. environmentevery nongenetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us

          

  4. gender identitythe acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role

          

  5. heritabilityThe 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.