AP Psychology Homework
Nature and Nurture
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- The study of the evolution of behavior and the mind, using the principles
of natural selection. ____________________ _____________________
- Every non-genetic influence in our lives, from prenatal nutrition to the
people and things around us. _______________________________
- The sex chromosome found in both men and women. Women have two, men have
one. ___________ ______________________
- A personís characteristic emotional reactivity and intensity. It seems
to be heavily influenced by heredity. ________________________.
- Twins who develop from a single fertilized egg that splits in two,
creating two genetically identical organisms. ________________________
- The biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes.
- A personís sense of being either male or female. ____________________
- The study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental
influences on behavior. ____________________ ______________________
- Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain genes.
- 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. _____________________ ______________________
- In psychology, the characteristics, whether biologically or socially
influenced, by which people define male and female. ____________________
- The sex chromosome found only in males. __________ _______________________
- A set of expected behaviors for males and for females. ________________
- The theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitating the
behavior of others. ___________________ __________________
- Twins who develop from separate eggs. They are genetically no more similar
than brothers and sisters, but they share the same fetal environment.
- A complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the
- The proportion of variation among individuals that we can attribute to
- The enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a large
group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next.
- The most important of the male sex hormones. (Both men and women have it.)
- The acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role.
- The buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies.
- Random errors in gene replication that lead to a change in the sequence of
nucleotides; the source of all genetic diversity. _______________________
- The project designed to discover the common sequence of all 3 billion
nucleotide pairs within human DNA. ______________________
- 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.
_______________________ _____________________ _____________________