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Sex Chromosome Genes Influence Aggression, Maternal Behavior
J. of Neuroscience, 22 Feb. 2006

It has been well documented that, across human cultures and in most mammals, males are usually more aggressive and less nurturing than females. Itís simple to blame male hormones, like testosterone, for male behavior such as aggression. But maybe itís in our genes, too.

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Active Reading Questions

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    Which of the following aspects of maternal behavior are advantageous to the development of offspring?
    a) Maternal behavior protects vulnerable offspring.
    b) Maternal behavior provides a mechanism for learning.
    c) Maternal behavior provides necessary resources for offspring to develop.
    d) All of the above.
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    2. Sexually producing male animals produce __________; whereas, sexually producing females produce ____________.
    a) sperm; eggs
    b) eggs; sperm
    c) pollen; ovules
    d) none of the above
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    Refer back to Chapters 24 and 11. Chapter 24 discusses how hormones impact sexual determination, and Chapter 11 discusses the role genes play in sexual development. Chapter 29 discusses behaviors related to sexuality, particularly those behaviors that relate to mate selection. Behaviors related to parenting are also sex specific. Use this article to discuss the interplay of genetics, hormones, and behavior in terms of parenting behavior.
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