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Ch6pt1 - Ch.6 pt1 Genetics & Personality The Human Genome...

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The Human Genome Genome –> chromosomes –> genes -> dna Some indirectly code for triats Very small number of genes are diff across ppl Behavior genetics – to what degree are indiv diffs due to genetic and environmental factors Controversy about genes and personality - Ideological concerns – equality/fairness - Eugenics (selective breeding) - Important For SCIENTISTS TO ADDRESS IMPLICATIONS OF WORK, BE SENSITIVE TO ideological concerns, avoid genetic determinism: genes and environment interact! Goals of behavior genetics Determine - what % of trait differences is due to genetics and what % is due to environment? - How do genes and environment interact? - What environment effects are important? What is heritability? - how much an ind. Diff is explained by genetics - Environmentality – how much of an ind. Diff is due to environment. Misconceptions about heritability - heritability o cannot be applied to single people o is not constant/unchangeable heritability only applies to a population at one point in time
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PPE 3003 taught by Professor Madsen during the Summer '06 term at FSU.

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Ch6pt1 - Ch.6 pt1 Genetics & Personality The Human Genome...

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