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Biological Influences

Biological Influences

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will identify basic biological factors.

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Introduction to Psychology

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  • Heredity (also referred to as Inheritance)

    Genetic material for traits are transmitted from parents to their offspring; these biological influences represent the “nature” aspect of behaviors and cognition.

  • DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)

    Genetic blueprint; genetic information is unique except for identical twins.

  • Chromosomes

    Located in the nucleus of each cell (46 total), made up of DNA and carry our genetic information.