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Developmental Psychology- sept 23.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2500
Professor
Deepthi Kamawar
Semester
Fall

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Developmental Psychology322 Heredity Environment and Development1Behavioural geneticsDevoted to uncovering the heredity and environmental origins of individual differences in human traits and behavioursHow both nature and nurture applyVery complicatedMost characteristics are NOT determined by one single geneMost characteristics are not binary or tertiaryThere is a continuumMany behavioural phenotypes reflect polygenic inheritance as opposed to SGHDifficult to trace effects of each gene involvedHypothetical example for extroversionWe can see how 4 genes results in a larger range of phenotypesSay that 4 genes are involved with 2 alleles each some combination of dominant and recessiveSay that the gene for extroversion is dominant and the total number of dominant alleles ind
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