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21 Cards in this Set

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As members of the human family, we all share a common

Biological Heritage

External influences on development such as social support are said to constitute our


the threadlike structure that contains genes are


the nucleus of your body cells contains

All of them

For every 3 sets of identical twins, one pair of identical twins is likely to have

2 seperate placentas

fraternal twins originate from the fertilization of

separate fertilized eggs (2 by 2)

Compared with identical twins, fraternal twins are

less likely to be the same sex and less likely to be similar in extraversion

The best reason to be cautious about attributing all the personality similiarities of separated twins to genetic factors is that

adoption agencies tend to place separated twins in similar homes

Identical twins separated at birth and raised in completely different cultures would be most likely to have similar


temperament is an individual's characteristic level of

emotional reactivity

Lynnae is usually timid and fearful, whereas her sister Eileen is typically relaxed and cheerful. The 2 sisters are most strikingly different in


Today's adults are taller and heavier than those of a century ago. The differences between these generational groups illustrate the impact of


pinpointing genes that put people at risk for genetically influenced disorders such as depression and schizophrenia best illustrated the goals of

evolutionary psychologists

Compared with men women are more likely to talk with others to

explore relationship

a baby girl receives a(n)

x chromosome from her father and mother

sets of expected behaviors for males and females are called

gender roles

a person's sense of being male or female is his or her gender


the acquisition of a traditional masculine or feminine role is called

gender typing

the tendency to classify various occupations as masculine or feminine has often led men and women to limit themselves to an unnecessarily restricted range of career option. this best illustrated the impact of

gender schemas

An integrated understanding of gender differences in behavior in terms of gender norms, sex-related hormones, and individual expectations regarding gender-appropriate behavior is most clearly provided by

a biopsychosocial approach

by insisting that humans are "nothing but" products of nature and nurture, we run the greatest risk of undermining

individual responsibility