Nature vs Nurture: Genetics vs Environment

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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. This Intel’s the influence is from the individual’s parents, siblings, family, friends and all other experiences that individual exposed to during life. However, these concept of ideas supports the inborn genetic framework, inherited from our parents, is the sole influential factor in our behavioral characteristics. These two conflicting viewpoints have created a whole host of thoughts, assumptions, and opinion in psychology. For the reason, the distinction between nature and nurture are not enough to put one overlapping the other. Moreover, applied in the behaviorist surroundings, when roles, skills and inherited characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next is called nature. For example, if a person’s father and their maternal grandfather are both good vocalists then more than likely chances are they would inherited the gene to be a great songster themselves, because genetically, it is in their lineage and the chances of it being passed on to them without effort at all is very high. In other words, nature has a larger impact in determining personality traits and the make up of a person. Children share fifty percent of their genes with each of their birth parents, which means that for ge... ... middle of paper ... ...ll is brought into question by theories of both. When it boils down to it nature is what we are exposed to growing up good and bad and life lesson. While nurture starts at home but is not restricted to, the quality and kind of cares that a parent gives to their till that walk out the front door and enter into the world a whole new ideology. Works Cited Harris, J. R. (2000). Socialization, Personality development, and the child's environments: comment on Vandell (2000). Developmental Psychology, 36(6), 711-723. Retrieved from http://judithrichharris.info/tna/devpsyjh.htm Collins, W.A. & Maccoby, E. E., Steinberg, L., Hetherington, E.M. & Bornstein, M.H. (2000). Contemporary Research on Parenting: The Case for Nature and Nurture. American Psychologist, 55(2), p.223. Retrieved from http://jpkc.ecnu.edu.cn/fzxlx/kewai/Contemporary%20Research%20On%20Parenting.pdf
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