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Chapter 3 Psychology Myers

An organism's complete set of genetic instructions is called the:

Compared to fraternal twins, identical twins are ________ similar in their risk of developing Alzheimer's

 disease and ________ similar in risk of divorce.

Adoptive parents are least likely to influence the ________ of their adopted children.

Intense and reactive infants become unusually anxious and aroused when facing new or strange situations.

This best illustrates the importance of:
Bacteria that resist a hospital's antibiotics rapidly multiply as other bacteria die off. This best illustrates:

Compared to women, men are ________ likely to feel comfortable about having casual sex with different

 partners and ________ likely to feel jealous rage over a mate's having sex with someone else.

It has been suggested that men in all cultures tend to marry women younger than themselves because men are genetically predisposed to seek female features associated with youthful fertility. This suggestion best illustrates:

Estimates of the heritability of personality traits are most directly associated with the research efforts of:

In emphasizing that the behavioral effects of heredity depend on the specific environment in which one

is raised, psychologists are highlighting the importance of:

Less than 10 percent of children's personality differences are attributable to the various ________ shared by

family members. Premature babies are especially likely to gain weight if stimulated by:

At a social gathering, Latin Americans may behave in a manner that North Americans consider intrusive

and overly expressive. This best illustrates the importance of being sensitive to differing:

Your complete genetic code consists of the exact sequence of ________ within your ________.

Two individuals are most likely to differ in intelligence if they are _____ twins who were raised ___.

Compared to their female classmates, college-age men are __ likely to engage in unsafe sexual

practices and ________ likely to die in auto crashes.

Evolutionary psychologists are likely to be criticized for _ gender differences in human mate selection and

            for __ the reproductive advantages of common social practices.

Identical twins reared apart have ____ similar personalities than identical twins reared together and _____

similar personalities than fraternal twins reared apart.

Over the last century, Western parents have placed ________ priority on teaching children to respect and

obey parents and ________ priority on teaching them loyalty to their country.

Jaquetta was exposed to excess testosterone during prenatal development. As a young girl, she is likely to

Concepts of maleness and femaleness that influence our perceptions are called gender:

Evolutionary psychologists attribute the human tendency to fear snakes and heights to:

Heritability refers to the extent to which trait variations among individuals are attributable to their


Identifying some of the specific genes that contribute to alcoholism would be of most direct interest to:

The tendency to exaggerate the impact of parents' child-rearing practices on children's personality

            development has been most characteristic of:

The dramatic increase in Americans' premarital sexual activity over the past half-century best illustrates that

sexual behavior is influenced by:

A single _____ on the ____ chromosome plays a crucial role in the prenatal development of the testes.

\ The expectations that men initiate dates and that women select wedding gifts best illustrate aspects of:

Because he believes that worrying is a feminine trait, 14-year-old George has difficulty perceiving his own

 fears. His experience best illustrates dynamics highlighted by:

Identical twins who have separate placentas are somewhat less similar than identical twins who share a

placenta. This best illustrates the influence of ________ on development.

Teens who smoke typically have friends who smoke. In order to avoid overestimating the impact of peer

            pressure on teens' smoking habits, it would make the most sense to consider the impact of: