Developmental Psychology

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Quiz 3 :

Hereditary Influences on Development

Quiz 3 :

Hereditary Influences on Development

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Irving and Sarah were told by their fertility doctor that Irving's sperm contains 23 chromosomes.What does this indicate regarding Irving's ability to father children?
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Are most chromosomal abnormalities lethal or nonlethal?
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Once a baby is conceived, how can genetic abnormalities be detected?
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Francine and her husband Jack are carriers of a genetic defect that results in a fatal metabolic disorder.Francine has just been told that she is pregnant.Which prenatal testing procedure would give Francine and Jack the earliest and most informative results regarding the health of their fetus?
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According to the text, what is the cause of Down syndrome?
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What are polygenic traits determined by?
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Kyrin has several close relatives who are alcoholics, who are clinically depressed, or who suffer from schizophrenia.Kyrin has decided to have a vasectomy so that he will never father any children.He explains that his children would surely have a mental illness.Is Kyrin right?
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Which disorder is attributable to a chromosomal abnormality?
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What is the complete set of cells in an organism known as?
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If the differences in IQ scores in a population were entirely a result of genetic factors, what would you expect to find about the correlation in IQ scores for twin pairs?
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According to Rowe and Plomin's research, what can you conclude if nonshared environmental influences are found to play a major role in the development of personality traits?
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Genetic uniqueness is ensured by a process during meiosis called crossing-over and by which other Mendelian principle?
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Which trait illustrates the principle of codominance?
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Disorders such as hemophilia, some forms of night blindness, and two types of muscular dystrophy occur at different rates in males and females.Which statement best characterizes the pattern of these disorders in the two sexes?
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What does the mathematical index of heritability represent?
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What do the sperm and the ovum each contribute at conception?
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What new cell is formed when the sperm's genetic material fuses with the ovum's genetic material?
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What does research with monozygotic twins on the role of heredity in mental illness indicate?
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Genetic uniqueness is ensured by the Mendelian principle of independent assortment and by another process that occurs during meiosis.What is that process?
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What occurs in the zygote as it moves through the fallopian tube toward the uterus?
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