Presentation on theme: "4/6/2017 Chapter Three Nature vs. Nurture Mr. Gambale."— Presentation transcript:
1 4/6/2017Chapter ThreeNature vs. NurtureMr. Gambale
2 Genetics A,T,C,G -> Genes -> DNA-> Chromosomes Chimpanzee vs. a pumpkinNatural SelectionMutationsEvolutionary PsychologyHow much of human behavior is evolutionarily determined?Sexual Assertiveness StudiesHindsight Bias
3 Individual 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?
4 Heritability What does it mean when a trait has 75% heritability? The Bell CurveGene Environment InteractionMolecular Geneticsbottom-up“Which genes effect behavior and how much?”
5 Environmental 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
6 Womanly manly, or Manly Womanly? Gender vs. SexGender rolesGender IdentityGender TypingSocial Learning TheoryGender Schema Theory