Nature and Nurture in Psychology. Module 3. Behavior Genetics : the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior. Genes: the biochemical units of heredity that make up the chromosomes; a segment of DNA.
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Behavior Genetics: the study of the relative power and limits of genetic and environmental influences on behavior.
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Key Environmental Influences