NONGENETIC INHERITANCE

the communication of behavioral or physiological acts between generations without any direct inherited basis. The form of maternal care a young monkey or rodent is given can generate lasting physiological and neurological alterations which impact its subsequent adult parental behaviors.

NONGENETIC INHERITANCE: "Nongenetic inheritance is just as common in the psychological field as hair or eye color are in reference to biology."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NONGENETIC INHERITANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nongenetic-inheritance/ (accessed August 3, 2020).
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