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Queen's University
PSYC 100
Ingrid Johnsrude

Psych Week 14 Lecture Genetics and Intelligence - Question used to be: is nature or nurture responsible for development? - Now the question is: How do nature and nurture interact to affect development? - Nature: genes we receive from our parents - Nature: all of the physical and social environment - Genotype: genetic make up – nucleus of every cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes  Genes are sections of the chromosomes  Each gene is a segment of the DNA that codes for the production of one particular protein  22 of these pairs roughly equal and carry same gene sequences relevant to same traits - Genotypes and Phenotypes  Genotype: the complete set of genes that you inherit from your parents  Phenotype: the observable expression of your genotype including both appearance and behaviour. Phenotype is affected by environment even before conception - Heritability  The degree to which the variability of a particular trait in a particular population is a result of genetic differences among those organisms  Not individuals but groups  Genes only code for proteins - Behavioural Genetics  Tease apart environmental and genetic contributions  Family, twin and adoption studies  Ideal behavioural genetics study combines twin and adoption - Intelligence  An individual’s ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of
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