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Psychology ch 4

Aggression physical or verbal behavior intentionally harmful
Identical twins a split egg and sperm with two genetically identical organisms
Temperament a person's emotional reactions and intensity
Fraternal Twins two separate eggs and sperm with the same relation as regular siblings
Genes passed down traits with a piece of DNA that can create proteins
Genome complete directions to make a person with all DNA combined
Interaction how one thing affects another also how it depends on another factor
Environment every non genetic influence from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us
Behavior Genetics the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior
X Chromosome passed from the mother and a female gene
Chromosomes threadlike structures of DNA that contain genes
Y Chromosome male chromosome
Testosterone extra makes a male and stimulates male growth
Gender biological and social characteristics defining male from female
Mutation random error in gene replication that leads to change
DNA genetic info that makes chromosomes
Molecular Genetics subfield of biology that studies molecular structure and function of genes
Gender Identity personal sense of male or female
Role set of norms and how people should behave
Gender Role expected behavior for males and females
Social Learning Theory people learn by observing others and copying and it is the result of either praise or scold
Gender Typing when people receive a traditional male or female role
Culture behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values, traditions shared by a group that are passed down through generations
Evolutionary Psychology study of evolutionary behavior and it uses natural selection
Natural Selection traits to survive that are passed on
Heretability what genes we get
Norm understood rule that are accepted and expected behavior
Individualism "I" am priority
Personal Space buffer zones around bodies
Collectivism "we" are priority
Created by: angelchocolate
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