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Heredity and Hormones 1 Heredity and Hormones Christopher Ard Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Heredity and Hormones 2 Our brain, nervous system, and endocrine system keep us aware of what’s happening outside and inside our bodies, it enables us to use language, think and solve problems that affect our emotions, and guides our behavior. To get an understanding to why each function does as they do we need to look at our generic heritage as individuals and as members of the human species. In addition, there are two different but related fields that address the influence of heredity on human behavior. Behavior genetics focuses on the extent to which heredity accounts for individual differences in behavior, and thinking evolutionary psychology studies for evolutionary roots of behaviors and mental processes that all human beings share. Furthermore, genetics is the study of how living things pass on traits from one generation to the next. Genes is the basic unit of inheritance. The genes are carried by chromosomes in which are tredlike bodies found in the nucleus of all cells. Human bodies have 23 pairs of chromosomes in every normal cell, which are made up of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). In addition, the relationship between genes interact with the environment in many ways, and
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course SCIENCE 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '10 term at École Normale Supérieure.

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