Psychology

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Psychology
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2011-10-02 19:26:36
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Chapter three vocab
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  1. emphasizes genes and inborn characteristics or nature
    nativist
  2. focused on learning and experience/ nurture
    empiricists
  3. attempt to separate the contributions of heredity and environmental to explain the differences in characteristics
    behavioral genetics
  4. all genes with noncoding DNA
    genome
  5. DNA segments that vary by individual, but location is known
    gentic markers
  6. change in gene frequencies with in a population
    evolution
  7. developed as a collection of specialized and independent "mental modules"
    human mind
  8. reflexes
    interest in novelty
    desire to explore and manipulate objects
    impulse to play
    cognitive skills- ie facial recognition
    innnate characteristics
  9. way sentence is spoken/signed
    surface structure
  10. how sentence is understood
    deep structure
  11. mathematical models of the brain that can "learn" some aspects of language
    computer neurql networks
  12. estimate of the proportion of the total variance in a trait that is attributed to genetic variation with in a group
    hereditability
  13. poor prenatal care
    malnutritution
    exposure to toxins
    stressful family circumstances
    reduceed mental ability

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