Scientists and biologist have argued the Nature versus Nurture debate for decades. This debate is about the degree to which our environment and heredity, affects our behavior and developmental stages. According to this debate, nature can be described as, the behavior of a person is occurring because of their genetic makeup. Since the behavior of a person is due to their genetic makeup, then, it (nature) should also influence a person’s growth and development for the duration of their life. However, the nurture side of the debate says, the cause for an individual’s behavior is because of environmental factors.
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This individual was supposedly raised in a loving, supportive, two-parent home with a strong moral upbringing, yet his obsession with weapons and violence may have led to this tragedy. It is possible th... ... middle of paper ... ...o change our height, shoe size, or natural hair color, but if we are plagued with a trait that is not considered "normal" that we want to change and have the ability to do so, by all means we should. It comes down to what is in our entire character makeup, and our ability to overcome the negative influences of our environment and take steps to modify the glitches in our personalities, that determines who and how we are. Bibliography: Works Cited Boyd, Robert S. "Scientists Debate How Much Genes Determine Destiny." Tribune News, August 6, 1996.
With access to natural resources diminishing and the state not being able to provide opportunities and services that help maintain life and human security this all may lead to increased violent conflict. Barnett, J., Adger, W. (2007) futher suggest “that there is a need for systematic, comparative and cross-scale research to enhance understanding of the connections between climate change, human security and violence. This includes understanding the ways in which it may affect environmental changes in localities, the extent to which people are susceptible to damage from those changes, and their capacities to avoid or adapt to them so that their livelihoods can be sustained and their needs and values can continue to be satisfied” (Barnett, 2007, pg. 651). This research would also have to include the ways in which people are affected by climate change and most importantly how they respond to it in the sense of their livelihood.
Past and current research have tackled the question of, whether or not viewing violence in the media makes a child become more violent. The most important question to ask becomes not whether media violence causes violence, but whether a child’s exposure to violence is related to a child committing violence or an increase in the severity of violence. Media violence presents the risk of aggressive behavior, desensitization, and an increase of fear in children and adolescence. One important aspect involved with viewing violence... ... middle of paper ... ...lence and their children. Parents need to keep children away from excessive media violence and teach them alternatives to violence.
The classic debated topic of Nature versus Nurture has been and will always be a quarrelsome subject in the scientific world. Meaning, the issue of the level to which environment and heredity sway behavior and development in a person. Nature can be defined as, behaviors due to heredity. This means the behaviors is based on the inherited makeup of an individual and is an influence of the growth and development of that individuals’ all through life. On the other hand nurture is causes of behaviors that are environmental.