Textbook Notes (362,828)
Canada (158,072)
Psychology (221)
PSYC 2290 (24)
Debra Lall (12)
Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Textbook Notes

2 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Manitoba
PSYC 2290
Debra Lall

Chapter 2 Allele:  Form of a gene, one from each parent Autosomes:  Non-sex chromosome Behavioural Genetics: o How nature + nurture contribute to diversity in traits + abilities Canalization: o Tendency of heredity to restrict the development to just 1 or a few outcomes o Strongly canalized: infant perceptual and motor development - all roll over o Behaviour develops similarly in wide range of environments Carrier:  Heterozygotes carry 1 recessive allele Chromosomes: o Rodlike structures that Store genetic info o Located in nucleus o Made of DNA Collectivist Societies  Define themselves as part of group and set group goals Co-parenting:  Mutually supporting each other's parenting behaviour Crossing Over: o In meiosis chromosomes pair up and copy themselves o Then they cross over Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA):  Made of bases, double stranded Dominant-Recessive Inheritance:  1 allele affects child's characteristics Epigenesis:  Development resulting from ongoing bidirectional changes  Environment alters how a gene operates Extended Family Household:  Parent + child with 1/more adult relatives Fraternal/Dizygotic Twins:  Fertilization of 2 ova,  Most common Gametes: o Sex cells o 23 chromosomes o Formed by meiosis Gene:  Segment of DNA along length of chromosome Genetic Counselling: o Assess couple's chances of having child with hereditary disorder Genetic-Environmental Correlation: o Our genes influence the environments we are exposed to Genomic Imprinting o 1 allele chemically marked and activated (imprint
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 2290

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.