Chapter 2 Lecture - Lecture Chapter 2 The Interaction of Heredity and Environment Are we more a product of the environment or of genetics I guess

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Lecture Chapter 2 The Interaction of Heredity and Environment Are we more a product of the environment or of genetics? I guess the real questions is how much of our behavior is caused by environmental factors and how much by genetic factors? Obviously we are a product of both. A given behavior is not caused just by genetic factors anymore than it's only caused by environmental factors. Intelligence and Heredity -- If born to bright parents you have a greater chance of being bright. If born to dull parents -- your chances of being dull goes up. However, it's not all genetically determined. Obviously environmental influences play a role. You may bave been destined to be another Einstein but if reared in a third world nation where nutrition isn't guaranteed more than likely you won't be an Einstein. Some personality traits have at least some genetic components. In fact neuroticism and extraversion have been linked most directly to genetic factors. Neuroticism in terms of personality refers to moodiness, touchiness or sensitivity. Neuroticism reflects emotional reactivity. So--what is extroversion? The degree to which a person is socially outgoing and seeking the company of others. Psychological Disorders
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSYC 2023 taught by Professor Fern during the Winter '10 term at Tulsa Community College.

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Chapter 2 Lecture - Lecture Chapter 2 The Interaction of Heredity and Environment Are we more a product of the environment or of genetics I guess

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