1. 1. Theory that the features of an organism arise from interaction between genetic and environmental influences. See nature-nurture controversy. 2. Genetics. Occurence of a heritable change in gene function not resulting from a change in base DNA. 3. Theory of Erik Erikson and the emergence of different stages of development.

EPIGENESIS: "Epigenesis looks at erik Erikson's 8 stages of development."
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