AP Psychology Homework
Nature and Nurture

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  1. The study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using the principles of natural selection. ____________________ _____________________

  2. Every non-genetic influence in our lives, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us. _______________________________

  3. The sex chromosome found in both men and women. Women have two, men have one. ___________ ______________________

  4. A personís characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity. It seems to be heavily influenced by heredity. ________________________.

  5. Twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two, creating two genetically identical organisms. ________________________ twins.

  6. The biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes. __________________

  7. A personís sense of being either male or female. ____________________

  8. The study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior. ____________________ ______________________

  9. Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain genes. _____________________

  10. The principle that, among the range of inherited traits, those that contribute to reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to future generations. _____________________ ______________________

  11. In psychology, the characteristics, whether biologically or socially influenced, by which people define male and female. ____________________

  12. The sex chromosome found only in males. __________ _______________________

  13. A set of expected behaviors for males and for females. ________________ _____________

  14. The theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating the behavior of others. ___________________ __________________ ___________________

  15. Twins who develop from separate eggs. They are genetically no more similar than brothers and sisters, but they share the same fetal environment. _____________________ twins.

  16. A complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes. ________________________

  17. The proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to genes. ________________________

  18. The enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. ________________________

  19. The most important of the male sex hormones. (Both men and women have it.) _________________________

  20. The acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role. _____________________ ____________________

  21. The buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies. _____________________ _____________________

  22. Random errors in gene replication that lead to a change in the sequence of nucleotides; the source of all genetic diversity. _______________________

  23. The project designed to discover the common sequence of all 3 billion nucleotide pairs within human DNA. ______________________ _____________________ project.

  24. The theory that children learn from their cultures a Concept of what it means to be male and female and that they adjust their behavior accordingly. _______________________ _____________________ _____________________

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