Biological Influences on Human Behavior: Genetics & Environment


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Which of the following statements about twins is TRUE?

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1. Why are twin studies useful in understanding human behavior?

2. Which of the following statements about human behavior is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The focus of this current worksheet will let you know how much you understand of the interplay between genetics and the environment in our lives. Content in this lesson will include examining the DNA composition within identical twins as well as the reasons twin studies are important in understanding human behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Composition of DNA within identical twins
  • Why twin studies are important to human behavior
  • Characteristics of human behavior
  • How humans are unique in the animal kingdom
  • Revelation of twin studies to complex human behaviors

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related genetics and environment lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why twin studies are important to human behavior and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how humans are unique in the animal kingdom

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetics and environment influence behavior, take a look at the lesson called Biological Influences on Human Behavior Genetics & Environment. This lesson centers on being able to:

  • Identify how complex human behaviors actually are
  • Discover what is influenced by our genes versus the world around us
  • Explore whether genes can control our behavior
  • Appreciate why studying cases involving twins are helpful
  • Understand the role of different environments in twin studies