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Homework _4-1 - PSY 102: Psychology in the Modern World...

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PSY 102: Psychology in the Modern World Your Name: Katherine Lazo Instructor: Bob Melara Your Section: c2 FALL 2009 Your TA’s Name: Homework #4 (Nature and Nurture) 1. a) State the principles of natural selection- The prime principle of natural selection is survival of the fittest. The most dominant organisms live and produce unlike others. Other principles are heredibility and variation. b) Point out some possible effect of natural selection in the development of human characteristics- When two individuals or animals mate, natural selection occurs in selecting the strongest and most dominant organisms in order to procreate the best offspring. Matting in its self is also a form of natural selection because without it the human race would be non-existent. 1. Define a) chromosome- a very long DNA molecule that carries portions of the hereditary information of an organism b) DNA- also known as deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is the hereditary material in humans that makes up factors such as eye color, hair color, height and ect. c) Gene-
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2009 for the course PSYC 102 taught by Professor Melara during the Fall '08 term at CUNY City.

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Homework _4-1 - PSY 102: Psychology in the Modern World...

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