Biological.Beginnings

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Biological Beginnings § The Evolutionary Perspective § Genetic Foundations of Development § Heredity and Environment interaction:
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The Evolutionary Perspective ± Natural selection and adaptive behavior: ± Darwin and his observations. ± All organisms must adapt in life. ± Evolutionary psychology: ± Emphasizes adaptation, reproduction, and survival of the fittest in shaping behavior. ± Evolution explains human physical features and behaviors. The Evolutionary Perspective
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The Evolutionary Perspective ± Natural selection and adaptive behavior: ± Darwin and his observations. ± All organisms must adapt in life. ± Evolutionary psychology: ± Emphasizes adaptation, reproduction, and survival of the fittest in shaping behavior. ± Evolution explains human physical features and behaviors. ± Explaining humans and their behavior: The Evolutionary Perspective
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Evolution and Life-Span Development ± Benefits of evolutionary selection decrease with age. ± As adults weaken biologically, culture-based needs increase. The Evolutionary Perspective
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Genetic Foundations of Development ± DNA: Deoxyribonucleic Acid ± Chromosomes: Thread-like structures ± Genes: Units of hereditary information ± Human Genome Project: 30,000 genes in humans. Genetic Foundations
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Cells, Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA Genetic Foundations Nucleus (center of cell) contains chromosomes and genes Chromosomes are threadlike structures composed of DNA molecules Gene : a segment of DNA (spiraled double chain) containing the hereditary code
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The Collaborative Gene ± Mitosis: Cell nucleus duplicates. ± Meiosis: Cell division forms gametes.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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