The Role of Twin Studies

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The Role of Twin Studies
12 Questions
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What is the nature vs. nurture experiment?
An experiment used to determine whether the human characteristics are more due to genetic factors or environmental factors
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Why might twin studies help unravel the nature vs. nurture argument?
Differences between individual twins would show that it is based on the environment (nurture)
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What do we mean by environment when referring to human development?
Conditions and influences (surroundings) that happen to you during your lifetime
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For the next 3 questions say whether each characteristic is genetic or environmental
...
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Mass
Environmental
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Height
Genetic
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IQ score
Both bigger environmental influence
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Complete the following sentences which are assumptions based on IQ scores
4 sentences...
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Differences between non-identical twins living in the same environment are due to _________ factors
Genetic
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Differences in identical twins are due to ___________ factors
Environmental
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Identical twins who are reared apart differ from each other (more / less) than identical twins reared together
More
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Differences between non-twin siblings are due to the interaction of genes and ______________
Environment
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What is another name for identical twins?
Mono-zygotic twins
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What is variation?
A product of genes and environment acting together
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