Essay about Nature Vs Nurture : Nature Versus Nurture

1234 Words Oct 20th, 2015 null Page
The nature versus nurture debate has always been big in understanding why people turn out to be the way they are. The nature aspect has to do with the biological make-up of a person while the nurture aspect has to do with the environment in which the person is raised. However, nature may be the product of inherited genes, human development is influenced and based upon nurture and by the quality of one’s external environment. Nature may be what creates the way we are physically but nurture shapes who we are as an individual. In this paper I will explain both sides and my own personal opinion.
Have you ever asked yourself why you act the way you do, why you excel in certain areas but lack in another? For years many psychologists have debated whether it is your surroundings that affect your personality or genetics. It’s common knowledge and has been known that many physical characteristics are inherited from your parents. Such as eye and hair color, skin pigmentation, diseases, but what about your personality? It’s known that both nature and nurture greatly impact development, but it’s not known for sure whether it’s due to nature or nurture, some argue that both play a part, some argue that only one does. Personally I believe nurture has a greater impact on your development rather than nature. I believe that your childhood upbringing, experiences, surroundings and culture are the only things that determine how we are as individuals. According to Saul McLeod, author of…

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