Flashcards in Chapter 6-7 Evolutionary, Behavior Deck (28):
Every non genetic influence, from prenatal nutrition to the people and things around us
The study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior
Threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
A complex molecule containing the genetic information that makes up the chromosomes
The biochemical units of heredity that that make up the chromosomes
The complete instructions for making an organism, consisting of all the genetic material in that organism's chromosomes
Twins who developed from a single fertilized egg that splits in two- genetically identical
Twins who develop from separar fertilized eggs.
Refers to the extent to which differences among people are attributed to genes
When the effect of one factor depends on another (in relation to environment and genetics)
The subfield of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes
The study of the evolution of behavior and the mind using principals of natural selection
The principle that traits that lead to increased reproduction and survival will most likely be passed on to succeeding generations
A random error in gene replication that leads to a change
The enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values etc shared by a group of people and passed on through generations
Buffer zone we like to maintain around our bodies
Giving priority to one's own goals over group goals and defining one's identity in terms of personal attributes rather than group identifications.
Giving priority to the goals of ones group and defining ones identity accordingly- opposite of individualism
Physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt someone
Sex chromosomes found in both men and women; male one, female two
The sex chromosomes found only in males.
The most important of the male sex hormones. Both male and females have it
A set of expectations (norms) about a social position
A set of expected behaviors for males and females
Ones sense of being male or female
The acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role.
Social learning theory
The theory that we learn social behavior by observing and imitation and by being rewarded or punished