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- Discuss the genetic code.
- Understand the difference between identical and fraternal twins.
- Explain how single gene-pair inheritance influences development.
- Learn how sex-linked and polygenic inheritance influence development.
- Explore different types of genetic abnormalities in human growth and development.
- Understand how genes influence intelligence.
- Describe the influence of genes on personality.
- Examine the relationship between genes and psychological disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Linked Genes: Definition & Examples
Gene linkage is one of those things that can turn even the simplest genetic question into a complex mess. This lesson will teach you what a linked gene is and take you through some solid examples.
10. Charles Darwin's Contribution to Psychology
Charles Darwin made immense contributions to the field of psychology. Learn about Darwin in this lesson, as well as the revolutionary impact he had on psychological research, theory, and practice.
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