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Flashcards in Genetics & Behaviors Deck (9)
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Learned behaviors

Not based on heredity but based on experience and environment

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Adaptive value

The extent to which a trait or behavior positively benefits species by influencing the evolutionary fitness of species, thus leading to the adaptations through natural selection

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Nature vs nurture

Debate regarding the relative contribution of genetics (nature) and environment (nurture) to an individual's traits

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(3) studies regarding nature vs nurture

Twin studies
Family studies
Adoption studies

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Family studies

Looks at relative frequency of a trait within a family compared to the general population

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Concordance rates refer to

The likelihood that both twins exhibit the same trait

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Twin studies

Compares concordance rates for a trait between monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins

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Adoptive studies

Compare similarities between adopted children and their adoptive parents, relative to similarities with their biological parents

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Innate behavior

Result of evolution
Seen in all individuals regardless of environment and experience