Nature in terms of health and social care defines as the qualities we are born with that makes us what we are. Nurture defines as how we are influenced as a child by the environment around us, including other people. Many scientists, philosophers and researches argue that individuals’ personalities and talents come from their DNA and many others argue that the majority of it is influenced by life experiences and the environment. There have been studies involving identical and fraternal twins to find out if it is the genetics (nature) or environment (nurture), which was the effective one on the case of personality development. Which side of the debate is more influential?
Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to Demi Lovato Key principles Nature - is the inherited or innate characteristics, features or qualities of an individual. This side of the nature-nurture debate suggests that we are a certain way because of the genes we gain from our parents. Nurture - is how the surroundings on an individual affect them, e.g. their environmental influences and conditions. This side of the nature-nurture debate suggests that we are a certain way because of the way we were bought up and our life experiences.
The nature or nurture debate is concerned the with the contributions of genetic inheritance, and environmental factors to human development. The nature theory says, although traits such as as eye and hair colour and genetics diseases are determined by genes, that there are also different qualities, for example, Intelligence, Personality, Homosexuality. Some others would say that, we learn or discovers all them above. We learn and improve our intelligences, we probably inherit certain personality traits from the things/people around us and some people may be curious of their preferences,
Behavior, genes, and evolution play a major role in determining the biological foundations of psychology linked to behavior. When children are born certain characteristic, are inherited from their parents such as eye color, height, and hair color, behavioral characteristics are also inherited. With regard to behavioral characteristics some traits are stronger than others such as emotional stability, temperament, and mental ability. Society, environmental exposure and family structure play a major role in how these characteristics are developed and expressed. Two key concepts explain evolution of behavior: ultimate and proximate.
Individual Programmatic Assessment: Personality Development Paper Tony Lopez PSYCH 645 August 3, 2015 Individual Programmatic Assessment: Personality Development Paper The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of Individual personality development in terms of nature v. nurture and examines the effect on twins and on the influences that trait theory and biology, such as temperament have on personality development. Cultural factors have an effect on personality expression in terms of gender roles and group cultures such as collectivist and individualist cultures. Three personality models: 1. Biological-model 2. Five factor trait theory, and 3.
Personality psychologists claimed that one of the most profound challenges is to account for personality development, that’s why they put this into a study whether an individual’s behavior are caused by heredity or the environment, this study is known as the “nature” and “nurture”. First, the nature suggests that human behavior is driven mostly by biology (evolution, genetics, brain chemistry, and hormones). In contrast, the nurture suggests that behavior is driven mostly by psychosocial environment (for example, how we were raised, our peers, the situations we are in at present). Both nature and nurture contribute to who an individual is, but to better comprehend the nature versus nurture debate, we should look at the essential characteristics that make up this controversy. Humans are unique and highly-intricate creatures.
Running Head: NATURE VS. NURTURE-THE GREAT DEBATE 1 Nature vs. Nurture: The Great Debate Jeffery Gray, RN Western Governors University September 2014 NATURE VS. NURTURE: THE GREATE DEBATE 2 Abstract Describe the basic elements of the nature-nurture controversy. There are two different rationales for the origin, cause, or source of human behavior. Researchers and Scientists alike suggest that behavior is either the result of nature or nurture. Nature suggests that human behavior is the result of a genetic disposition, in other words, an individual’s behavior exists at birth, it is innate, they are born with the behavior inside of them. However, nurture suggests that an individual’s behavior is learned, it is the result or by-product of the environment in which the individual was reared or existed.
Chapter 9 - Lifespan Development 1. Psychologists use the term ________ to refer to patterns of physical, intellectual, and social change occurring throughout life. a. maturation b. development c. learning d. personality Answer: b Page: 219 Bloom’s Taxonomy: Knowledge Difficulty: Low APA Goal: Goal 1: Knowledge Base of Psychology 2. The beginning of Chapter 9 in your text suggests that knowledge and behavior are products of a. genetics. b. the environment.
Or could it be because of the environment we are brought up into. The nature nurture debate is very much involved when discussing learning and evolutional attachment theories. The evolutionary approach explains behaviour as a result of nature whereas the behaviourist approach would state that infants are born with blank slates and everything is dependent on what they learn. I am going to evaluate Bowlby believed that humans are innately programmed with a mechanism for attachment. Bowlby’s theory is an evolutionary approach to attachment.
D1 evaluating the balance of the nature nurture debate The nature-nurture debate would have an effect on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social factors of an individual. This would lead to an effect on the development of the individual. I will be looking at the way that the physical, intellectual, emotional and social factors effect the development of Tracey (mum) Jack (twin 1) and Joe (twin 2). I will be focusing on the two different life stages which are adulthood which Tracey falls under and adolescence which the twins Jack and Joe fall under. Tracey is in her adulthood stage of her life.