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  • Down Syndrome

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    There are over 6,000 known genetic disorders. Genetic disorders are defined as syndromes caused by irregularities in a person's chromosomes or genes. 1 in 200 children are born with a genetic disorder ("Genes Associated with Diseases"). Down syndrome is a type of genetic disorder. Roughly 250,000 to 400,000 people in the USA and 6 million people worldwide have down syndrome. The number of people who have been syndrome has been growing in number for many years, and it is predicted that the number

  • Arthur Shawcross Killer

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    years. There are numerous categories and classifications of crimes committed. Some classifications are based on the type of crime committed while some are some are classified by the perpetrator’s motivation in committing the crime. The serial killer behavioral patterns discussed in class are: visionary, mission based, hedonistic and power/control. While Shawcross’ murders centralized around prostitutes and could initially be classified as mission based, I believe that he was a hedonistic lust serial killer

  • The Genetics Of Violence

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    The Genetics of Violence Introduction We, in the 1990’s, are slowly and inevitably being faced with the sociological and biological implications of impending genetic power. This power is analytical, in such cases as the Human Genome Project, which will hopefully succeed in mapping out the genetic code for the entire human genetic composition. Moreover, this power is preventative and participatory in that it can be, and is being, used to control the behavior of humans and other animals. This new

  • Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Substance Abuse

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    sciences. This paper will examine the views that exist regarding the importance of contributions to the risk of addiction, specifically, genetic (nature) vs. environmental (nurture) contributions through a review of the existing literature. The nature-based view is that expression of addiction (phenotype) is based upon genetic predisposition (genotype). Numerous genetic studies on pedigree have been conducted over the years. The majority of the results of these studies indicate that monozygotic twins

  • Nurture and Nature

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    scientific world. Some psychologists and scientists share the view that our behavioral aspects originate only from the environmental factors of our upbringing. While other opposing specialists argue the outlook in science that agrees with the naturalist idea. This concept of naturalistic ideas supports the hereditary genetic framework, inherited from our parents, is the sole determining factor in our behavioral characteristics. These two opposing viewpoints have produced a multitude of

  • Huntington's Disease

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    Huntington’s Disease is a brain disorder affecting movement, cognition, and emotions (Schoenstadt). It is a genetic disorder generally affecting people in their middle 30s and 40s (Sheth). Worldwide, Huntington’s disease (affects between 3-7 per 100,000 people of European ancestry (Schoenstadt). In the United States alone, 1 in every 30,000 people has Huntington’s disease (Genetic Learning Center). Huntington’s Disease is a multi-faceted disease, with a complex inheritance pattern and a wide range

  • The Importance Of Cognitive Development

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    that impacts a child's cognitive development, then turn to research that has a stronger focus on the role that genetics play, not only in the developing cognitive abilities of children, but also its link to SES. I will suggest that, although environmental factors do need to be investigated, and play a role in a child's development, research that places little or no emphasis on genetics is overlooking a vital aspect of children's development, thus ultimately deficient, and has the potential to result

  • Humanistic Theory vs. Evolutionary Theory

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    that a process of natural selection leads to the survival of the fittest and the development of traits that enable a species to adept to its environment. “ Many have taken this a step further by saying that our genetic inheritance determines not only our physical traits but also certain personality traits and social behaviors. There is such a controversy over significant behaviors that unfold because many believe that we are already

  • Nature vs. Nurture and the Developing Theory of Nature via Nurture

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    compelling evidence that the theory of Nature via. Nurture could be the solution. I. Introduction A. Nature versus Nurture II. Nature vs. Nurture A. Nature: Genetic Factors 1. Nature Defined 2. Genes Defined 3. Human Genome Project B. Nurture: Environmental Factors 1. Nurture Defined 2. Biological and Social Environment C. Behavioral Genetics III. Twins A. Twins Defined B. Types of Twins 1. Identical Twins 2. Fraternal Twins C. Twin Studies 1. Definition and Validity 2. The Skeptics of

  • Analysis Of Anorexia Nervosa

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    look at genetic factors. They have discovered a genetic linkage to anorexia nervosa on chromosome 1. Linkage refers to the likelihood that two different DNA sequences will be close to one another on the same chromosome, which explains a genetic trait if seen among two or more family members. The findings increase the complexity of this already multidimensional disorder notes University of Pittsburgh psychiatrist Walter Kaye, MD, who leads the international multisite project on the genetics of eating