Ch 3: Genetic Influences on Development: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Genetic Influences on Development chapter of this Human Growth and Development Help and Review course is the simplest way to master genetic influences on development. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of genetic influences on development.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human growth and development material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human growth and development. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the relationship between genetics and our physical or cognitive development
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about genetic influences on development
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Genetic Influences on Development chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Genetic Influences on Development chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any genetic influences on development question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a genetic influences on development unit of a standard human growth and development course. Topics covered include:

  • Causes of alterations in the genetic code
  • The influence of single gene-pair inheritance on development
  • The influence of sex-linked and polygenic inheritance on development
  • Genetic abnormalities in human growth and development
  • Genes' influence on intellectual ability
  • DNA's influence on temperament
  • Genetic influences on psychological disorders

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Genetic Influences on Development: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

1. The Genetic Code: Influence of Mitosis, Meiosis & Crossing Over

In this lesson, we will learn what the genetic code is and how it can be affected by mitosis, meiosis and crossing over. When mistakes are made and genes are altered, it can have a negative impact on human development.

Determination of Sex and Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

2. Determination of Sex and Identical vs. Fraternal Twins

Have you ever heard an old wives' tale about what determines whether a child will be a boy or a girl or what causes twins to be born? In this lesson, we will explore the biology behind these myths on how sex is determined and how twins are created.

The Influence of Single Gene-Pair Inheritance on Development

3. The Influence of Single Gene-Pair Inheritance on Development

What is single gene-pair inheritance? What influence does it have on human development? Learn the answers to these questions as we explore this area of genetic inheritance in this video lesson.

The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

4. The Influence of Sex-Linked and Polygenic Inheritance on Development

What is sex-linked inheritance? What influence does it have on human development? What does it mean if a trait is polygenic? Learn the answers to these questions as this lesson explores this area of genetic inheritance.

Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

5. Genetic Abnormalities in Human Growth and Development

What are mutations and other chromosome abnormalities? How can these abnormalities affect human development? What are some common genetic disorders and their causes? Learn the answers to these questions in this lesson.

Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities

6. Is Intelligence Genetic? - Genes' Influence on Intellectual Abilities

What is the role of heritability in determining our intellectual abilities? Is intelligence genetic? Explore what part our genes play and find answers to these questions in the following lesson.

Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

7. Is Personality Genetic? - DNA's Influence on Temperament

How do genetics impact a person's temperament and personality? This lesson will introduce the world of behavioral genetics and help you understand the role our genes play in determining who we are and how we act.

Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders

8. Genetic Influence on Psychological Disorders

Do genetics play a role in psychological disorders such as schizophrenia? What do we know about any genetic links? Does environment matter? Find the answers to these questions and more in this video lesson.

Epigenesis: Definition & Concept

9. Epigenesis: Definition & Concept

Epigenesis is a change in genetic expression as a result of environmental influences. This lesson will explore epigenetics and will end with a quiz that you can use to test your new found knowledge on the subject.

Point Prevalence: Definition & Study

10. Point Prevalence: Definition & Study

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of point prevalence and be given examples to further aid your understanding. You will explore reasons for doing prevalence studies, see example studies, and be able to test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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