M1 Development Through Life Stages Essay

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Unit 4 Development Through the life stages Sukbinder Dhillon Natasha M1: Discuss the nature and nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual. D1: Evaluate how the nature nurture may affect physical intellectual emotional and social development of two stages of development. Discuss the nature and nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual In this assignment I will be explaining the nature-nurture theory, writing about what is was. Then I will explain and evaluate the Theory of a feral child names Genie. I will explain physically, socially, emotionally and socially about her development in her childhood and adolescence years. After to complete my distinction I will write about adulthood and old-age and write how I think Genie will be affected in those life stages and then will justify why I think that is. Key terms Nature: inherited influences such as our genes and physiological make up Nurture: How life has influenced us through our experiences. The nature-nurture debate is one of the oldest issues in psychology. The debate is about weather our genetic inheritance or environmental factors are the way we are. Some philosophers suggested that certain things are inborn or that they simply occur naturally regardless of environmental influences. Other well known thinkers believe in what is known as tabula rasa which suggests that the mind begins as a blank slate, and that everything we are and all of our knowledge is determined by our experience. Determinism Determinism is a belief in the inevitability of causation. Everything that happens is the only possible thing that could happen. That we are already locked into everything else that is going to happen in the entire future of the universe. If you knew all the causal principles and had enough information about the present you could predict the future 100%
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