n. a field of study which focuses on the role of genetics in human behavior. It examines behavior patterns which are familial and hereditary in origin. It studies behavior traits and their genetic mechanism. Also called behavioral genetics.

BEHAVIOR GENETICS: "To understand how behavioral traits are inherited, scientists who specialize in Behavior Genetics turn to the study of twins and adopted kids."
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