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The making of individual differences

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The making of individual differences

How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual differences, looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise definitions and applications of each of the terms printed in the text
  • critically evaluate statements about the influence of the genome on behaviour
  • explain the ways in which genetic and environmental factors influence the development of the nervous system
  • provide examples of the influence of genetic and environmental factors on the development of the nervous system and behaviour
  • recognise the importance and discuss some aspects of the control of axon growth.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 23/05/2016

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