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PSYCH 101: Mod 11
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study of the relative power and limits of genetic/environmental influences on behavior
every nongenetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us
threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
a complex molecule containging the genetic info 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
With what animal do we share 96% of our DNA?
Twins who develop from a single (monozygotic) fertilized egg that splits in 2, creating 2 genetically identical organisms
Twins who develop from separate (dizygotic) fertilized eggs. They are genetically no closer than brothers and sisters, but they share a fetal environment.
Do identical twins have the same genes?
Do they have the same number of copies of genes?
Shared genes can translate into shared ___________.
A person whose identical twin has Alzheimer's has 60% risk of getting that disease.
Do separated twins have the same experiences?
In some aspects of their lives, but "the plural of anecdote is not data." Many of the similarities they found were coincidental experiences.
Biological parents and siblings
Adoptive parents and siblings
Does environment impact personality?
NOPE (virtually no discernible impact)
A person's characteristic reactivity and intensity (emotional excitability)
the subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
What is the promise of molecular genetics?
the proportion of VARIATION (DIFFERENCES AMONG PPL) among individuals that we can attribute to genes. The heritability of a trait may vary, depending on the range of populations and environments studied.
the interplay when 1 factor (environement) depends on another factor (heredity)
the study of influences on gene expression that occur without a DNA change
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 contributing to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
Random error in gene replication that leads to a change
Are males or females more likely to initiate sexual activity?
In psychology, the biologically and socially influenced characteristics by which people define male and female
Whole speel about men and women preferences
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