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The Nature or Nurture Debate


the Nature or Nurture Debate

Recently, there has been more research on the indicating that (more commonly known as ) may be biologically based. When a genetic variant indicates the possibility of development of a mental illness, this information can be used to direct positive (nurturing) behavior in such a way that the condition may not develop or may develop with less severity. Social environment - the way in which the child is treated by the parents. One twin by the mother and the other by the grandmother, aunt or other relation. However Mead's work has been criticized for the validity of her study and whether the findings she reported were not made, so they can support her theory.

Nature and, nurture, debate - Genes or Environment?



the Nature or Nurture Debate

History of the Nature. His experiment seemed successful in the beginning but ultimately was a failure. Skinner's early experiments produced pigeons that could dance, do figure eights, and play tennis. That debate may now be over, thanks to a sweeping analysis of studies conducted around the world for more than five decades. Nurture Over Nature: Mental Illness and Traumatic Life Events. The Nature Theory takes things a step further to say that more abstract traits such as intelligence, personality, aggression, and sexual orientation are also encoded in an individual's DNA. Nature, or genetics, has been proven to be an important factor in the development of some mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, and major depression : Bipolar, for example, is four to six times more likely to develop when there is a family history.

Did you learn these from your parents or was it predetermined by your genes? On the other hand nurture refers to the idea that gender differences are a result of cultural and social factors. When an individual commits a terrible it may be psychologically easier to think "he must have had terrible parents!" than it is to think that at any moment a child could be born who grows up to commit such a crime, regardless of the parents. These facts have made many to ask the question whether psychological characteristics such as intelligence, gender, personality and behavior are product of our genes or they are influenced by the environment. The search for "behavioral" genes is the source of constant debate. Another area where researchers may place more emphasis on nature than on nurture is that of addictions. The case of heredity (nature) as an argument to the debate can be traced back to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and the idea of "survival of the fittest" influencing the Biological approach in Psychology which focuses on genetic and hormonal explanation of behavior and. Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select. A genetic predisposition to alcohol addiction may be far more significant if one is routinely exposed to binge drinking or other forms of alcohol abuse and comes to view this as normal alcohol use. F argued that if the mother or the father behaved in an unappropriate for their gender model the child respectively would not acquire appropriate gender role. It's an age-old debate: do our genes make us who we are, or is it the environment in which we were raised?


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