GENETICS By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 BEHAVIOR GENETICS MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY MORPHOLOGY BEHAVIORAL EMBRYOLOGY QUANTITATIVE GENETICS SOCIAL STRATIFICATION STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY SOCIAL CONTRACT STATISTICAL PSYCHOLOGY GERIATRIC PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GENETICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/genetics/ (accessed January 19, 2019).