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Burger Personality Chapter 10 Learning Objectives 1. Discuss the heritability of personality traits and the major methods used by researchers to separate environmental influences from genetic influences on personality. 2. Specifically discuss the rationale behind the twin-study method and adoption studies of genetic influence. Give the general findings regarding the contribution of genetic influences on personality. List and describe the problems associated with these methods. 3. Discuss the heritability of extraversion and review the two main causes of individual differences in extraversion-introversion. Present various sources of evidence that suggest these differences are based in biology. 4. Describe the relationship between extraversion and preferred elvel of arousal. Give the research evidence in support of this relationship. 5. State who is happier among extraverts and introverts and discuss several reasons for the difference. 6. Discuss the kinds of information researchers have found about gender roles and the nature of romantic relationships. Define parental investment and present the different ideas men and women have about it. 7. Contrast the basis of mate selection for males with that for females by explaining the different motives men and women have in choosing a mate. 8. Discuss what men look for in women and describe the research that supports the evolutionary basis of mate selection in men. Discuss what women look for in men and describe the research that supports the evolutionary basis of mate selection in women. 9. State the conclusions that can be drawn about gender differences in mate selection and the limitations faced by evolutionary personality researchers who study these differences.
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