Lecture 6 Genetics - Genetics The Nature/Nurture Debate How...

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Genetics Genetics
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The Nature/Nurture Debate The Nature/Nurture Debate How great is the influence of genes or environment on our behavior, personality, biology, etc.?
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The Nature Nurture Debate The Nature Nurture Debate Make two columns on a sheet of paper - 1) nature; 2) nurture Write characteristics you believe are mostly nature or mostly nurture in the appropriate column If the characteristic was nurture, what seemed to be the influences?
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The Simple View The Simple View Behavior = genes + environment The Realistic View Behavior = genes + prenatal environment + parental influence + nutrition + family income + education + culture + traumas + chance …
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Genetics and Behavior Genetics and Behavior Nucleus Chromosome Gene Cell DNA
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Genotype & Phenotype
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Genes: Essential Genes: Essential Definitions Definitions Chromosomes threadlike structures made of DNA that contain the genes DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes has two strands-forming a “double helix”- held together by bonds between pairs of nucleotides
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Genes: Essential Definitions Genes: Essential Definitions Genes biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Lecture 6 Genetics - Genetics The Nature/Nurture Debate How...

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