Genes + human behaviour

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  • Genes + human behaviour
    • 1. Genes are made up of DNA- responsible for the protein synthesis which influences our development
    • 2. Found in nuclei of cells- inherit 23 chromosomes from each parent
    • 3. Account for shared behaviour traits between family members e.g. gender, eye colour
    • 4. Personality traits determined from genes
    • 5. All humans share same behaviour e.g. sleep
    • 6. Nature and nurture debate
      • Nature determines bilogical makeup
      • Nurture is influence on environment + experiences after birth
    • 7. Debate on how much nature/ nurture actually controls what we become

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