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14/6/2017Chapter ThreeNature vs. NurtureMr. Gambale
2Genetics A,T,C,G -> Genes -> DNA-> Chromosomes Chimpanzee vs. a pumpkinNatural SelectionMutationsEvolutionary PsychologyHow much of human behavior is evolutionarily determined?Sexual Assertiveness StudiesHindsight Bias
3Individual Differences Behavior GeneticsHow much do genes really matter?Top-down approachTwin StudiesBouchard’s Minnesota Twin StudyAdoption StudiesAre adopted children more like their biological or adoptive parents?Temperament StudiesDoes a newborn’s temperament have any predictive ability as to their future personality?
4Heritability What does it mean when a trait has 75% heritability? The Bell CurveGene Environment InteractionMolecular Geneticsbottom-up“Which genes effect behavior and how much?”
5Environmental Factors How important are parents?Prenatal CarePlacenta Matters“Richness of Surroundings”Enriched rats“Use it or lose it”Peer InfluencePeers often matter as much as adultsCultureNorms, mores, memes
6Womanly manly, or Manly Womanly? Gender vs. SexGender rolesGender IdentityGender TypingSocial Learning TheoryGender Schema Theory