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adoption studies

 employedto demonstrate the influence of genetics (as opposed to environment) by comparing thecorrelations between adopted children and either their biological parents or adoptive parents ona measurable trait (e.g. intelligence).

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.