Lifespan Development-Nature-Nurture [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 3 - 5 of 11

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Question 3

Nature-Nurture

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When a sperm and egg unite at conception, the fertilized egg, and all the body cells that eventually develop from it (except for sperm cells and ova) contain

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Choice (5)Response

a.

46 chromosomes in 23 pairs

b.

23 pairs of genes

c.

22 pairs of genes

d.

46 pairs of chromosomes

e.

23 chromosomes

Question 4

Nature-Nurture

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Scott՚s father has blue eyes, but Scott & his mother has brown eyes. As an adult, Scott marries a woman with blue eyes, and now they are expecting their first baby. Is it possible for the child to be born with blue eyes?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Yes. Scott may carry the recessive gene for blue eyes.

b.

No. As long as one parent has brown eyes the child will always have brown eyes.

c.

Yes. When one parent has blue eyes and the other has brown, the child always has a 50 % chance of getting the blue eyes.

d.

cannot be determined. The color of the eye does not depend on parents eye color.

e.

No. Since Scott has brown eyes, he only carries genes for brown eyes.

Question 5

Nature-Nurture

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Researchers have determined that bipolar disorder is more heritable than a major depressive disorder. They found that the more closely related family members are to someone with bipolar disorder, the more likely they are to have bipolar disorder themselves. The correlation is not as strong with major depressive disorders. These types of researchers are referred to as

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Choice (5)Response

a.

evolutionary psychologists.

b.

behavior geneticists.

c.

psychiatrists.

d.

physicians

e.

neurologists.