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Chapter 2 Connect Q&A - Developmental Psychology
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How are characteristics that suit a species for survival transmitted from one generation to the next?
The genetic code is inherited from our parents.
. What is the complex molecule, shaped like a spiral staircase, that contains genetic information?
During _______, the cell's nucleus duplicates itself and the cell divides.
During _______, a specialized form of cell division occurs to form egg and sperm cells
The evolutionary process by which the best-adapted individuals of a species survive and reproduce is called
According to evolutionary psychology, natural selection favors behaviors that
increase reproductive success
Human traits and characteristics that are genetically influenced have an evolutionary history that is
retained in our DNA
In a gene pair, the ________ gene does NOT always exert its influence.
The units of hereditary information that are short segments of DNA are called
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of Down syndrome?
An extra Y chromosome
A cell's nucleus, including the chromosomes, duplicates itself, and the cell divides.
A specialized form of cell division forms eggs and sperm only.
An egg and a sperm fuse to create a single cell
Which of the following would be most commonly used by a behavior geneticist?
Twin or adoption studies
Which psychological approach emphasizes the importance of adaption, reproduction, and survival of the fittest in shaping behaviors?
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