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 .
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?
M1: Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual. The definition of learning through ‘nature’ is that things that we know which are innate. These things are biologically caused and genetically inherited. The definition of ‘nurture’ is the effect of the environment has on our learning. The nature-nurture debate is all about whether genetics (nature) or our environment (nurture) is responsible for our behaviour and development.
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,
Nature is our DNA/genes. It is all about the biological factors that affect development. Nurture is how we are brought up. It is all about the socioeconomic and environmental factors which affect development. Historically, some philosophers and theorists have argued that we are born to be the way we are.
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.
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.
Nature vs. Nurture and ADHD 1. Nature vs. Nurture and ADHD Melissa M. Faye Western Governors University Nature vs. Nurture and ADHD 2. Nature vs. Nurture is a controversial topic, dating back to the beginning of psychology, exploring the differences between certain traits and tendencies, and whether or not they were inherited (nature) or environmentally learned (nurture). It is not disagreed that genes make us who we are genetically (sex, ethnicity, hair/eye color, height, physical appearance), but do our personality tend to reflect more on nature or nurture? The controversy between the two is whether genes or the environmental factors make us who we are as a person and how personalities are affected.
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.
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.