Key Terms & Concepts

 

  • Biological plasticity
  • Adaptation
  • Biological fitness
  • Acclimatization: short-term, developmental
  • Genetic adaptation
  • Environmentally specific
  • Bergmann’s Rule
  • Allen’s Rule
  • Ethnicity
  • Ethnic group
  • Situational negotiation of identity
  • Race
  • Social construct
  • Race in Brazil
  • Race in the U.S
  • One-drop rule (Hypodescent rule)
  • Eugenics