Lifespan Development-Nature-Nurture (GRE Psychology): Questions 4 - 6 of 9

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Question number: 4

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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 (4) Response

a.

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

b.

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

c.

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

d.

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

Question number: 5

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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 (4) Response

a.

psychiatrists.

b.

physicians

c.

evolutionary psychologists.

d.

behavior geneticists.

Question number: 6

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Dr. Scott’s class is learning about genes and tells that not all of the information contained in our genes is used, either because the environment doesn’t trigger certain tendencies, or because another genetic tendency took precedence. The genetic information that IS active in a particular person is expressed through observable characteristics. We call these characteristics

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Choice (4) Response

a.

alleles.

b.

eugenics

c.

genotype.

d.

phenotype.

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