Behavioral genetics

Behavioral genetics - Behavioral genetics o Studies how...

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Behavioral genetics o Studies how variation in behavior and development results from combination of genetic and environmental factors o Research designs Twin-study design – compares identical and fraternal twins If identical twins are more similar than fraternal then we assume there is a genetic base Adoption study – comparison of adopted children to biological parents and adoptive parents Adoptive twin study – compares identical twins who grew up together and identical twins separated at birth o Environmental effects – siblings who grow up together can have quite different experience within the family for many reasons Birth order Experiencing parents behavior differently Being affect differently by shared experiences, such as divorce The motivation of siblings to differentiate themselves from one another Brain development o Structures of the Brain Neurons – send and receive neural impulses through the brain and nervous system Cell body
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 250 taught by Professor Okeke during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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