NatureNurture - • Shared environment parents home life...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  4/20/11 Click icon to add picture Nature/Nurture What’s up with that? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNaMlSc3Ag
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 4/20/11 3 laws of behavioral genetics 1. All behavioral traits are inheritable. 2. The effect of being raised in the same family is  smaller than the effect of genes. Much of the variation in behavior is not accounted for
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 4/20/11 What we know about nature 50 % of who we are is attributable to our genetic  inheritance: Identical twin reared apart are highly similar Identical twin reared together are more similar than  fraternal twins reared together
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 4/20/11 Family influence is smaller than you 
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Unformatted text preview: • Shared environment: parents, home life, neighborhood (small effect—p to 10%) • Non-shared environment: favoritism, birth order, unique experiences (large effect—up to 50%) 4/20/11 None of the Above • Non-shared environment includes: • Unique experiences within the family (based on unique personalities and traits of each child) • Influences outside the home: PEERS 4/20/11 What doesn’t matter (Harris) • Birth order • Siblings or not • Parental favoritism • Parenting styles (within broad parameters) • Whether mothers work or stay home • Children in daycare or home...
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