Chapter 2 - genetics

Chapter 2 - genetics - emotion? Gender differences?...

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Chapter 2: The Biological Basis of Behavior Genetics Genetics: The basics Genes Chromosomes DNA Patterns of inheritance Phenotype vs. genotype Dominant vs. recessive alleles Polygenic inheritance Note: Eye color is actually more complex than 1 gene, this is just a simple example. You will not be asked to to do a Punnett square like this on the exam. Evolutionary psychology: Species-wide traits Key terms Examples of questions (Do genes influence…) Examples of methods to answer questions (Is the behavior…) Natural selection Adaptation Survival Human aggression? Facial expressions of
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Unformatted text preview: emotion? Gender differences? Universal across cultures? Present at young ages? In related primates? Related to specific brain structures? Hard to change? Behavior genetics: Individual differences Key terms Examples of questions (Do genes influence) Examples of methods to answer questions (On a trait, comparisons of) Genotype Phenotype Heritability Shyness? Depression? Intelligence? Family members A child to her biological vs. adoptive parents Identical vs. fraternal twins Identical twins reared together vs. apart...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Harper.

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