Biological Psychology (10th Edition) by James W. Kalat

By James W. Kalat

Dr. James W. Kalat's organic PSYCHOLOGY is the simplest promoting textual content out there for reliable reasons--an super excessive point of scholarship, transparent and sometimes funny writing sort, and designated examples. an incredibly expert instructor, Dr. Kalat has written a textual content that speaks to today's scholars in addition to to professors. all through all ten variations, the target has been to make organic psychology available to psychology scholars, not only to biology majors and pre-meds. The objective has additionally been to express the thrill of the quest for organic reasons of habit. Kalat believes that organic psychology is "the best subject within the world," and this article convinces many scholars. Accuracy, foreign money and a transparent presentation sort have regularly been the hallmarks of this article, and this 10th version and its complement package deal take those features to the following point. offered individually and on hand for the 1st time, a media-rich, hugely interactive on-line publication integrates the textual content; a better half CD-ROM, Exploring organic Psychology; test It your self actions; cease & payment quizzes; and new animations.

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17 Barry Lewis/Alamy Limited © F. J. 2 The Genetics of Behavior It is possible to slow the rate of evolution but not just by keeping everyone alive. China has enacted a policy that attempts to limit each family to one child. Successful enforcement of this policy would certainly limit the possibility of genetic changes between generations. ■ Does evolution benefit the individual or the species? Neither: It benefits the genes! In a sense, you don’t use your genes to reproduce yourself. Rather, your genes use you to reproduce themselves (Dawkins, 1989).

For example, zone-tailed hawks, which live in Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States, fly among vultures and hold their wings in the same posture as vultures. Small mammals and birds run for cover when they see a hawk, but they learn to ignore vultures, which are no threat to a healthy animal. Because the zone-tailed hawks resemble vultures in both appearance and flight behavior, their prey disregard them, enabling the hawks to pick up easy meals (W. S. Clark, 2004). ZITS © ZITS Partnership.

Genes are dominant, recessive, or intermediate. A dominant gene shows a strong effect in either the homozygous or heterozygous condition. A recessive gene shows its effects only in the homozygous condition. For example, the gene for ability to taste phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) is dominant, and the gene for low sensitivity is recessive. , 2004). 8 illustrates the possible results of a mating between people who are both heterozygous for the PTC-tasting gene. Because each of them has one high-taste sensitivity gene—let’s abbreviate it “T”—the parents can taste PTC.

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