RHCh3 - Myers' EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 3 The...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Myers’ EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 3 The Nature and Nurture Of Behavior James A. McCubbin, PhD Aneeq Ahmad, Ph.D. (modified by Ray Hawkins, Ph.D.) Worth Publishers
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Genes: Our Biological Blueprint To what extent are we shaped by our heredity  ( nature ) and by our life history (of our  nurture )? 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
Background image of page 2
Genes: Our Biological Blueprint Genes biochemical units of heredity that make up  the chromosomes a segment of DNA capable of synthesizing a  protein Each human is estimated to have about  30,000 genes. We are 99.9 similar in our  DNA Human traits are influenced by  gene  complexes--- many genes acting in concert  (e.g., intelligence)
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Genes: Their Location and Composition Nucleus Chromosome Gene Cell DNA
Background image of page 4
Genetics: Mendelian Theory
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Evolutionary Psychology Natural Selection the principle that, among the range of inherited trait  variations, those that lead to increase reproduction and  survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding  generations Mutation :  a random error in gene replication that leads  to genetic damage Of our .10% genetic differences, 6% are differences  among races, 8% are differences within a race, and  over 85% are individual variations within local groups.  Why are we so much alike?
Background image of page 6
Evolutionary Psychology Evolutionary Psychology the study of the evolution of behavior and the  mind, using the principles of natural selection
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 07/31/2009 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

Page1 / 25

RHCh3 - Myers' EXPLORING PSYCHOLOGY (7th Ed) Chapter 3 The...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online