These are things such as looks and other things on the surface like skin tone. Intelligence is a bit of both as a person can be naturally capable of absorbing facts but would still need a place to find those facts meaning it was part nature part nurture. Taking this into consideration, a child that has not been privy to another person’s language will not learn to speak. The child might be able to make sounds such as crying but this is something that children are born
Juan Estrada Juan 1 English 101 Professor Hartless 7/17/2015 It is about bringing up your kids with responsibilities and discipline. The lifestyle that we are living today is completely different than when I was growing up. Chores do not hurt anyone, but make you stronger, teach responsibility, help you realize what life is really all about. One very strong factor showing is that chores help kids become strong men and women when they grow up. Does implementing chores really work?
Whereas other theorists have argued that is is the way we are brought up and influenced by our surroundings that makes an individual the way they are. Nature means the genetic and biological influences that affect our growth and development. The nature side of the debate believes that it is inherited factors which have more impact on your life and development. For example, the colour or type of your hair, your eye colour, the pigmentation of your skin, and also genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis are all the result of the genes we inherit. These biological factors are said to determine an individual’s development and characteristics .
As kids, we’re all curious. We have urges to touch and feel things, not thinking about the consequences. “Don’t touch the stove” “Look both ways before crossing the street” “Don’t talk to strangers!” are just a few of the many things parents tend to teach their children for their well-being. Our parents nurture us, and teach us right from wrong. These are all examples of how nurture determines our behavior.On the other side, we inherit many traits from our parents and our family members.
The nurture part of it is that we are who we are because of the way that we are raised and the type of environment we are raised in. Also, there are some people that think that it is both Nature and Nurture that make you who you are, meaning it is a mix of both what you are born with and the traits you get from the environment you grow up in. Scientist have known for years that your hair color, eye color, body size, etc. Are determined by what you inherit from your parents. They can answer those questions, but why can’t they come up with an answer for Nature vs. Nurture?
So are our behavioral traits and characteristics learned and capable of change? Or are our behaviors innate and predetermined by our genetic makeup? Personally I believe a little bit of both theories; although some of our human traits are not subject to change, such as genetic qualities of hair and eye color, other characteristics like intelligence or athleticism, I believe, can be altered by human will power or choice. I do not believe human behavior is innate and that our lives are limited by genetic and biological factors. With the right environment, nurture, and determination I’m sure one can excel to their full capacity in traits such as intelligence or athleticism.
As far as the home health business I was brought up around I contribute my need to help others, and my sense of compassion to my parents instilling these values in me at a young age. I am not certain whether Nature or Nurture take precedence over my development. I simply feel that each play a significant role in my life, and furthermore I feel that these factors continue to impact who I am. As I continue to mature I continue to rely on both Nature and Nurture to assist in becoming who I want to be. I realize that I am careful making choices based on my genetic background, and equally consider knowledge I have gained from society when making decisions.
In addition to that, the practical and academic intelligence which are able to develop independently or conflict with each other and the culture’s values might shape in child’s development direction. There is part from the first article, which I also disagree, “...everyone raised in a particular culture will share equally in that culture’s style of thinking...”, so that I do not think that the cognitive development of people are based on just the culture. The second article of the paper is about the cultural conditions on intelligence tests. According to researches in the article, nonverbal or visual intelligence tests are based on cultural conditions. There is an argument which explains the needs of adapting the intelligence tests to other cultures.
Which will be backed with showing research about a feral child? I think that humans are a product of nurture, I think this because human being acts the way they are brought up and this is proven by the research on feral children and their behaviour due to the way and animal they are brought up by and with the way a human adapts according to the society. I think there is no right or wrong answer when answering to the question, but the argument needs to balance out of both points of views and give the evidence to back the point. This essay will involve the main points that have been debated and I will explain further on with my own opinion. I will explain my research about a normal six year old as well as, a feral child with some argument for and against the question that I will try to conclude by the end of my essay.
COPYRIGHT MICHAEL P M MHLANGA THE NATURE NURTURE DEBATE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDIVIDUALS. MICHAEL P M MHLANGA GREAT ZIMBABWE UNIVERSITY The concepts of nature and nurture shape the development of human beings. This write up sets out to assess the nature nurture debate, pinpointing the effects each has on the development of children. Terms that will be defined are nature nurture debate, nature and nurture. Feldman (2009) defines the nature nurture debate as the issue of the degree to which environment and hereditary factors influence the behaviour.