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Heredity

What we inherit from our parents
- 23 chromosomes from egg
- 23 from sperm

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Genes

Gives us our looks

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Nature Vs Nurture

Nature- genetics
Nirture - environment we are brought up in

- can have potential, nurture brings out our potential

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Hormones

Hormones are chemical messages produced by endoglands
- Travel vida bloodstream
- Are slow messages

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Adrenaline

A hormone
Fight or flight
Deals with emergency situations
Triggers strong emotions

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Nor Adrenaline

A hormone
- Increases rate and force of heartbeat

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Drugs

Change how individuals think, behave and feel
3 types:
- Depressant
- Stimulant
- Hallucinogen

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Depressant

Calm Nervous System
Slow body functions
e.g. alcohol

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Stimulants

Excite Nervous System
Arouse Bodily functions
Caffeine

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Hallucinogens

Changes what we see without input from sense
Hallucinate
E.G. LSD