Intro to Psychology Test 3 Study Guide
Intro to Psychology Test 3 Study Guide PSYC 1101
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Date Created: 10/02/16
Psychology Notes Week 7 Genetics and Behavior 1. Molecular genetics a. Chromosomes, genes, DNA i. Chromosomes are long bunched up strands of DNA. They can be found in the nucleus in the cells of your body. There are 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs in each nucleus. XX and XY division from parents. ii. Genes are small sections of the chromosomes. They divide up the chromosome in specific ways. iii. DNA is the carrier of genetic material. b. Genotype vs. phenotype i. The genes you inherit from your parents. Humans are the least genetically diverse species. ii. Genotypes are the genetic constitution of an individual organism. iii. Phenotypes are a set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment. iv. Gene-environment interactions a. Not all genes are physically expressed i. Recessive genes 2. Coding vs. regulation in genes 3. Nature vs. Nurture a. Is it because genetic differences between people or environmental differences? E.g., determination of physical sex characteristics. Unlike normal chromosomes, sex chromosomes come in two very distinct versions, the “X” and “Y” which determine physical characteristics. b. Genetics vs. how we grew and learned c. Prenatal environment can influence: i. Physical genitalia ii. Sex-typed behavior 1. vs. gender roles iii. Sexual orientation behaviors This study guide does not include notes that will be taken during Monday’s class (midterm is on Wednesday). If you purchased this study guide, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly email you the complete study guide.
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