Nature Nurture Essay Plan

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Definition of nature nurture
Difference between the two- innate and environment
Nature Nurture
Biological Behaviourism
Innate SLT
Schizophrenia Schizophrenia
Neurotransmitters firing too much dopamine Family dysfunctions
Serotonin isn't being absorbed enough Expressed emotion
Imbalance of serotonin and dopamine Schizophrenic mother theory
Gender Gender
Gonads at 6 weeks Attention
Chromosomes XX female XY male Retention
Testes develop due to Y chromosome initiating Reproduction
testosterone production Motivation
Ovaries develop in absence of testosterone Role models
Oestrogen MEAD
Defective genes If tested just after birth child can be raised on a
Results in brain damage special diet for normal development
Language acquisition Language acquisition
Chomsky's LAD Language learnt
Innate language device Degree of fluency
Twin studies Twin studies
MZ twins 100% genetically identical MZ never 100%
DZ twins 50% identical MZ may be treated more similar because they
MZ should show 100% concordance are identical causing them to behave similarly,
Minnesota twin study found high concordance in giving a higher concordance rate in behaviours
MZ twin personality and temperament when
raised apart
Middle of the debate
Psychosexual stages NATURE
Childhood experience NURTURE
Plomin- the environment you are raised in is determined by nature
Conclusion? Interactionism allows both drug and other therapies to be used- CBT with
antidepressants for mood disorders, some people don't respond to drugs some don't respond to
Impossible to take the biological factors away from behaviour, will always be a confounding variable
in relation to studies into nurture
Nurture: qualitative and subjective
Nature: quantitative and objective

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