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1 Behavior Genetics and  Evolutionary Psychology Module 11
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2 Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary  Psychology Behavior genetics: Predicting  Individual Differences Genes: Our Codes for Life Twin and Adoption Studies Temperament Studies Heritability Gene-Environment Interaction The New Frontier: Molecular Genetics
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3 Behavior Genetics and Evolutionary  Psychology Evolutionary Psychology:  Understanding Human Nature Natural Selection Evolutionary Success Helps Explain  Similarities An Evolutionary Explanation of Human  Sexuality Critiquing the Evolutionary Perspective
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4 Behavior Genetics: Predicting Individual  Differences Behavior Geneticists  study our differences and  weigh the relative effects of heredity and  environment. Environment: includes all nongenetic influences in  our lives from the conditions in the womb to the  people and things around us.
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5 Genes: Our Codes for Life In the nucleus of a cell  chromosomes  containing  DNA  ( deoxyribonucleic acid ) are situated.
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6 Genes: Our Codes for Life Segments within DNA constitute  genes  making  proteins to determine our development. 
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7 Genome Genome  is the set of complete instructions for  making an organism. Consists of all the genes in that  organism. Thus human genome makes us human and  the genome for  drosophila  makes it a common house  fly.
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8 Twin Biology To study the effects of heredity and environment two  sets of twins, identical and fraternal, have come in  handy.
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9 Twin and Procedures Behavior geneticists study the effects of shared and  unique environments on total or partial genetic  makeup.
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10 Separated Twins A number of studies have looked at identical twins  raised separately from birth or close there after and  have found a number of similarities. Separated Twins Personality, Intelligence Abilities, Attitudes Interests, Fears Brain Waves, Heart Rate
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Separated Twins Critics of separated twin studies note that such  similarities can be found between strangers.  However, researchers point out that differences  between fraternal twins are greater than identical  twins. Bob Sacha
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