PSYC101.001 C04

PSYC101.001 C04 - 9/10/2009 Psychology 101.001 Human...

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9/10/2009 1 Psychology 101.001 Human Diversity ± Nature vs. Nurture? y nature dictates what could be DNA, genes, gene expression y nurture dictates what is environmental influences y prenatal and postnatal y e.g., Dr. Wiesen’s (2009) work regarding racial differences on cognitive ability tests y heritability (percent of what?) estimates reflect the proportion of variances accounted for by nurture or nature PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 2 Human Diversity ± Twins studies (e.g., Bouchard et al.) y examines twins (monozygotic & dizygotic) reared apart vs. twins reared together y monos typically have similar personalities, abilities, attitudes, interests, and fears y what is nature’s influence (Bouchard, 2004)? PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 3
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9/10/2009 2 PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 4 PSYC 101.001 VILLADO 5 Human Diversity ± Adoption studies y examines adoptees, their adoptive parents, and their biological parents y environment has virtually no effect on personality majority of variance due to genetics
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PSYC101.001 C04 - 9/10/2009 Psychology 101.001 Human...

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