It is important to know how they will be influenced for many reasons. Nature determines many aspects of our being such as our personality and intelligence. We inherit these aspects in our genes, and “heredity establishes the limits of one's personality traits that can be developed.” (Lupu,2006) “One's personality includes a set of mental characteristics which reflect the way in which a person thinks acts and feels.” (Lupu,2006) Nature influences our personalities such that we are programmed to have some of the same personality quirks, intolerance, likes and dislikes as our parents do. We are capable of expanding beyond our parents personalities, but their genes set the boundaries for what we can and will develop as we grow up. Nature also influences our intelligence in much of the same way we inherit our possible maximum capabilities in intelligences from our parents, but these are just parameters as each generation grows so does the boundaries and capabilities in each aspect.
Separating the halves and putting one in the light and the other in the dark was a condition for the experiment. The experiment could have been improved if we placed each half with soil and observed the new data. A good follow up experiment would be on animals or insects and how the interact with its environment. We could take it to another surrounding and record its reactions to its new habitat. The data would be recorded in a table.
Galton influenced his successors and was influenced by many of his predecessors, namely his half-cousin, Charles Darwin and Darwin’s work entitled The Origin of Species. Galton drew from what others had established and extended those findings. He desired to improve the human race with his findings in eugenics but lacked some crucial pieces to the puzzle he developed. He asked all the “right” questions but drew the wrong conclusions. Although the modern day public may dismiss some of his ideas as backward or non-progressive, Galton was a genius among men; Galton published many works that introduced the scientific world to never-before conceived ideas and concepts.
Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality C M PSY/250 June 16, 2014 Anne Snyder Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality We are each born with our own personality, but this paper will determine whether our personality traits are genetically inherited from our parents, or if we develop them over time based on our environment and surroundings. It is believed that, “A person is not born a blank slate, to then be written on by the environment; people start with certain inherent predispositions and abilities” (Friedman & Schustack, 2012). Maslow’s hierarchy of needs will be discussed and examined. Biological factors that influence the formation of personality will also be discussed and the relationship of biological factors to Maslow’s theory of personality will be examined. Lastly, the basic aspects of humanistic theory that is incompatible with biological explanations of personality will be explained.
Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality March 23, 2015 PSY /250 David Bakroub University of Phoenix An individual can have his or her Fathers body features or Mother’s features; they can also have similar personality traits like his or her Father or Mother. These characteristics develop from the genes we are born with; conversely, others believe the way someone behaves is because of their soundings or culture. A biological and humanistic approach within personality is difficult. Friends and family can pressure a person’s personality development, and biological factors can also affect a person’s personality. The relationship of biological factors concerning Maslow’s theory, can clarify the vital factors regarding the personality.
Abstract It has always been a given that earthworms share a mutualistic relationship with plants growing in the same soil, but in what ways do the earthworms benefit the plants, and are these effects additive? The experiment discussed in this paper aims to answer these questions. In this experiment, various numbers of earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) were housed in pots containing a Derby Bush Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) plant. By allowing the plants to grow with different amounts of earthworms, we were allowed to observe whether or not there were any added effects of earthworms, and if more earthworms equated to a greater increase in growth. Introduction Adding worms to plant soil is not an uncommon thing.
Also, I will compare the strong and weak characteristics of both the first and second sibling’s position. Finally, I will close with a concise evaluation of both the strengths and weaknesses that exist around the concept of birth order in Adler’s theory. In every culture, parents have different expectations for each child. Often parent’s expectations exist in relation to each child’s birth position, and studies have shown this concept to affect the development of each child’s personality (Corsini, 1982). To Adler, these expectations and the relationship between
However, in modern times, especially with the onset of DNA research, it is believed that heredity plays a part in predetermining who we are. Some experts believe that humans are prewired with information about who they are before they make it out of the womb. This means that not all men are created equal and some of are born with talents that others will never achieve no matter how hard they try. On the other hand, environment, family, social interactions, education, and experiences all play a part in helping to develop individual talents. Some theories about human development believe that humans develop from childhood in several critical stages from birth through adolescence.
And these two makes who we truly are. In Nature, we are and we have tolerated the genes of our parents that makes us and be known physically. By the traits that we inherit from our parents or ancestors that develops us to what we are today. Such as our physical traits in the color of our eyes, color of hair, height, and more that we developed from our parents. On the other hand, the Nurture side, the environment plays a vital role in our development.
Piaget, a Swiss-born genetic epistemologist, was concerned with the origins and development of knowledge. The ways in which this knowledge could adapt to its environment arguably showed the ways in which a persons mental operations and representations become more intricate as time passes due to the consequences they face from their previous actions. He firmly believed that these mental representations are consistently developing as a result of interactions with the environment. The ways in which a child becomes more competent as a result of these interactions shows that the cognitive development of an individual is both progressive and constructive.