nature_vs_nurture

Nature_vs_nurture - Nature vs Nurture Genes vs Jeans*Chromosomes**DNA(* chromosomes*

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Nature vs. Nurture Genes vs. Jeans *Chromosomes *threadlike structures made of DNA that contain the genes *DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) *complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the  chromosomes *has two strands-forming a “double helix”- held together by bonds between  pairs of nucleotides *Genes *Small segments of DNA *Self-replicating unit capable of synthesizing proteins *Determines individual biological development Genes Genetic Questions *A man with red hair (recessive) marries a woman with black hair (dominant)  whose mother had red hair. What are the chances that their first child will have  red hair? Black hair? *Answer: Two Chances in four for both *A man and woman both have brown eyes, but their first child has blue eyes.  What are the chances that their second child will have blue eyes?  *Answer: One chance in four Evolutionary Psychology *Theory of evolution: *Survival and reproduction of the fittest *Those with the traits that make it easier to survive will be able to reproduce  more often and will be more likely to produce off-spring with the same  beneficial survival traits Evolutionary Psychology *Natural Selection *the principle that, among the range of inherited trait variations, those that  lead to increase reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to  succeeding generations *Mutation *a random error in gene replication that leads to genetic damage
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*Genetic Variation *The genetic differences  within  groups is generally much greater than the  average difference  between  groups Why do infants fear strangers about the time they become mobile? Evolutionary Psychology
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1A taught by Professor Kerrihogue during the Fall '10 term at Santa Rosa.

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Nature_vs_nurture - Nature vs Nurture Genes vs Jeans*Chromosomes**DNA(* chromosomes*

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