GENETICS By N., Sam M.S. - 24 The branch of biology concerning the mechanisms and phenomena of heredity and the laws that determine inherited traits. See behavior genetics; biogenesis; political genetics; socio-genetics. GENETICS: "Genetics is a branch of biology." Related Psychology Terms PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY DEFENSE MECHANISM (Ego Defense Mechanism) MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) ANTISOCIAL REACTION Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development IMITATION CHILD PSYCHIATRY HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY) HOMEOSTASIS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GENETICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/genetics/ (accessed August 10, 2022).