psych 9-18 - September 18, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Terms and...

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September 18, 2007 Intro. to Psych. Terms and Concepts : -behavioral genetics, heritability, interaction, molecular genetics, natural selection, evolutionary psychology, culture, norm, and meme What makes people different? -nature and nurture – up until most recently, focus on environment -height – genetic -IQ – genetic Buss and Plomin’s EAS temperament survey measures 3 temperaments -emotionality – the intensity of emotional reactions (fear and anger) -activity – the sheer expenditure of energy (tempo, vigor, and endurance) -sociability – tendency to affiliate and interact with others -argue that temperaments are mainly inherited (nature) -early appearance -heritable – identical twins show more similarity (r=.53) than fraternal twins (r=.03) - the extent to which differences among people can be attributed to their differing genes. If the heritability of intelligence is, say, 50%, this doesn’t mean that your intelligence is 50% genetic. Rather, it means that we can attribute to genetic
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