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    The debate for nurture vs. nature goes as far back as 350 b.c, between philosophers Aristotle, and Plato both trying to identify the driving force between human behavior. Although the term wasn't coined until 1869 by, Francis Galton. Plato believing that knowledge was present at birth, and that environment did not teach anything new. Aristotle theorized that humans are born with a clean slate, and everything about their behavior comes from their experiences. Both opinions are easily disproved in…

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    Nature vs Nurture In the book In Cold Blood by Truman Capote the two main characters Dick and Perry. Both of these people have messed up minds and are kind of psychotic but why are they like this? There could be many reasons why they turn out like this and dozens of answers why or excuses why. Although there are many some of the reasons could be they were raised this way or just naturally this way. Hence that Perry is most likely nurture and Dick is nature because of several reasons. There are…

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    Nature Vs. Nurture The Nature Vs. Nurture situation is a prominent issue that has created debates for decades now. Throughout history, a phenomenal amount of tragedies have occurred that have made psychologist and the general people question if it is a person's genetics that make them do evil things or because of how they were raised (McLeod). When addressing this question of Nature Vs. Nurture, you have to study a person's behavior and prove why they are the way they are. The childhoods of John…

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    I found a very interesting article in the Capella library. The article is called “Nature vs. Nurture in Special Education”. The article states that “schools are organized as if nature has already won the contest (Marks, S. U. (2009)). This is so significant with school systems today, because it is the truth. A child who has a disability is almost always put into a special education class. They are not even given the opportunity to show that they are able to learn without extra supports. School…

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    Nature vs. Nurture: From Development to Research In the article, Why nature and nurture won’t go away, Steven Pinker reconsiders the debate regarding nature and nurture. Over the years, the opposition to different beliefs has raised many opinions over a particular dominance. First, scientists believed in the doctrine that “innate” biology dominated. During the twentieth- century, the doctrine shifted to a nurture dominance and that the mind is a “blank slate”. According to Parker, our modern…

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    The age-old question of nature vs. nurture is one that continues, even today to plague both philosophers and scientists. The question pertains to the idea that we as human beings are either influenced by our genes or our surrounding when it comes to our behaviour. Both sides of the argument have logical fact supporting their thesis, however a new thesis has a risen; perhaps it is not nature vs. nurture, but nature via nurture. Establishing the idea that our behaviour is based on our genes and…

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    Have you ever caught yourself acting like your mom or dad? Nature vs nurture debate is an interesting discussion about whether genetics or parenting has a bigger impact on our lives. Nature is genetics a pretty big thing to make the person we are today. But then we have another big part, nurture, which is the environment we live in. My opinion is that nurture is more powerful, because it is how we are raised and where we live. Nature is genetics, and it’s when your personality comes from your…

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    oldest debates: what has a stronger influence on the human brain, nature or nurture? Some argue that inherent traits people are born with, their behavior and natural intellect, is what shapes their life and choices. Meanwhile, others argue that the environment one grows up in, the people that they associate with closely - those are the factors that shape humans. However, in truth, both of them co-exist with each other and work together. Several sources such as a video clip titled “Nature vs.…

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    Murderers: Nature vs. Nurture The nature vs. nurture debate helps researchers explain ones actions based on either their genetic traits or based on how they were raised. The nature side offers an explanation for the persons inherited genetic traits to help explain their actions such as how they behavior especially at a younger age. The nurture part helps give one an explanation to how a person behaves or acts based on the environmental factors that person was raised in and how society could…

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    creation of the two fields resulted directly from the nature vs. nurture question. Despite this, modern psychologists disagree with the “all or nothing” mentality that both extremes of the spectrum pose. Instead, the question has been rephrased to “How much does each role play in development?” Given that both nature and nurture play a valuable part in acquired characteristics the important question now becomes “Which is more critical?” The Nature Vs. Nurture Issue & The Importance to Psychology …

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