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passive interaction
genectically shaped tendencies of parents or siblings produce an environment recieved by the child
intelligent parents more books child will have more books
Evocative(reactive) interaction
genectically influenced characterists draw out behaviors in others
blondes haave more fun
active interaction
based on genetics peolple choose to put themselves in/avoid situations
avoid parties and theme parks and go to more quiet places
behavioral genetics
field where people determine how much gene and environment effects a person
environment or genes?
twin studies
relative contribution of genes to variablity in behavior or charcterists (twins)
identical and fertunal twins
monozygotic
same egg, identical genes
identical twins
dizygoticc
2 eggs
fratural
adoption study
comparence to adoptive qualities and biological parent qualities
parent trap
evolution
changes in a specices over successive generaltions
natural selection
changes occur so species can survive
adaptation
increase in fitness for an environment
mendelian inheritace
trasmission of charecteristics by genes acting separetly
pruning
a process whereby certain connection among neurons are eliminated
frequent stay, not frequent go away
plasticity
brains ability to be molded by experience
learn from mistakes
position emission tomography
radiation to track blood or energy consumption in the brain
flow