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1st midterm: february 13th monday 8:30 in the morning. 2nd midterm: march 19th chapters 12, 13, 14. Total of 8 chapters; 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. Nurture: everything else other than genes. (culture, family, diet, food, what environment you live in, etc. ) Both nature and nurture contribute to who we are. There is an interaction between nature and nurture. Nature puts a limit on how far a child can succeed in life, as does nurture. (genetic defects or malnutrition respectively). The nature component: genes: our biological blueprint, evolutionary psychology, genes: our biological blueprint. Our body is made up of trillion cells. In every cell except the sperm/egg cells there is 46 chromosomes. They carry it in the form of dna. Dna carries a number of different things, including genes. Genes are considered to be the basic unit of heredity. Genes carry the instructions that give the organisms it s characteristics and structure.