Our individuality is constantly altered and adjusted by the world beyond us as we come to encounter new experiences in life and interact with people whose perception and values that we are unfamiliar with. Indeed, family is an important group that we can find our identity from. They shape our identity since we are young. Moreover, our friends can help us to define who we are by comparing with them. Mostly, our identity can change easily when we belong to a group, maybe it is because of we get influenced.
How would you cope if you were put into a situation where your life turns upside down, due to the consequences of somebody else? This is a common issue in the too texts, ‘the story of Tom Brennan’ and also the film, ’witness’ have experienced this before. But due to this they have been able to move on into the world once again stronger than they ever have been Into the world explores the aspects of growth, transition and a broader world. Through personal experiences, people are able to learn, grow or change as an individual. Barriers and obstacles determine how an individual can change or grow by responding to the situation.
These authors believe different factors affect the performance of a student, but also agrees on the toll it takes on their whole life. In "the secret to raising smart kids", Dweck explains his theory of how being raised with a certain mindset, effects hoe people perform not only in class, but in life as well. Lines (24-26) explains how being raised with a "fixed" mindset will carry with a person throughout their life. This mindset causes people to believe they only know what they were born knowing and there's no reason to try to learn or attempt anything else (115-117). There is, however, another mindset called "growth".
But it is not, let’s look why. The reasons are obvious and biologically explainable. From the very beginning, when fertilization takes place in ovaries, genes that come from both mother and father affect everything in further formation of a child’s body; everything including sex, hormones, brain, muscles etc. It is purely because of genes that we are men or women, that men have more muscles than woman, that hormones are different which at the same time give unique abilities for men and women, that the brain structures are different which is the pure reason that women are stronger in linguistics and men are stronger in science. It is because of genes that only women can give a birth to children and only men are empowered with sperm.
But now after doing research on this subject I've come to the conclusion that the area is grey, there is no right or wrong answer, there is still not one scientist with a definite answer. For example, the philosopher John Locke believed that everyone was born a tabula rasa or blank slate. He wrote essays explaining his view on how everyone was a slate that life left little scratches on from each human experience. There have been many who oppose this view though, such as Plato and Descartes. Both of these men believe, that to a certain extent, people have many innate traits.
“Our education shapes our mental models very broadly and forms a foundation that molds our world view” (Wind, Crook, & Gunther, 2005). The education we receive from childhood and on can have an effect on our perceptions and understandings of the world around us. Training that we receive will teach us certain ways to do things. These ways tend to get set and are very difficult to change. People will find themselves doing the same thing the same way over and over again.
Nature and nurture affects physical, intellectual, emotional and social development in all life stages but I am going to choose two to evaluate in particular, those being childhood and adolescence. The people to influence the development of a child are; teachers, their friends but mainly their parents or carers. Whereas the people who influence the development of a teenager are; mainly their friends, although their teachers, parents, the media. The aspects of puberty also influence a teenager’s development. Nature and Nurture in Childhood: Nurture and nature affects the way the child grows up.
Some of the skills developed from each vector will lead many students to be self aware, independent, mature individuals. Many high school students entering college may be still in “needs for reassurance, affection, or approval” from their peers, family members, or their professors. The third vector, “moving through autonomy toward interdependence”, one of the first steps to develop emotional independence is “separation from parents and proceeds through reliance on peers, nonparental adults, and occupational or institutional reference groups”. Chickering states that it is essential for students to learn how to be emotional and instrumental independence, interdependence, as well as being responsible and self-sufficiency. For many first year students in college, they are still in that stage of needing approval or reassurance, which can be a distraction for them to develop their identity, which is why each vector are some how subsequent with one another.
Some schools that are already taking only boys or girls such as boarding or private schools have proved that their achievements are way high when they are separate. Scholastic Aptitude Test scores are quite different, and their further performances such as in college showed how they have prepared and achieved in formal institutions. Each boy and girl can create synergy effects when they are being with same sex because they are easily to access and share about scholastic issues. Above the subsequent argument, the second reason is about the circumstance of education. Many schools are decided whether they are leading schools or not based on so-called mood or circumstance.
From watching this documentary, I believe that many of the people in this group were behaving in this strange manner just so they could fit in with this group. From the Text Behavior of a person will depend on his status, genetic traits, upbringing, traditions, and social- conventional rules. Hereditary impulses activate different people differently. Upbringing affects people because it is the instruction and guidance that they receive from their parents all throughout their childhood. A child could become a mirror image of their parents depending on how they are influenced by them.