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Unformatted text preview: Behavior geneticists assess the question of inheriting personality. Are genes responsible for a person's creativity, aggressiveness, or confidence? Scientists examine personality traits through a genetic focus through methods such as family studies, twin studies, and adoption studies. In family studies, researchers examine blood relatives to see how much they resemble one another on a specific trait. Phenotypic similarity would be found among relatives if heredity affects the trait examined. Furthermore, there are more similarity among relatives who share more genes. Although family studies can indicate whether a trait runs in families, it does not mean that the trait is influenced by heredity because family members not only share genes but also are exposed to similar environments. Family studies provide useful insights on the possible impact of heredity but they do environments....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '08