Nature Vs Nurture

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  • Created by: Erin
  • Created on: 17-05-13 16:56

Keys Words

Behaviour = the way in which a person conducts themselves

Unbringing = the environment within which you been brought up

Genes - the information passed through DNA of humans or animals

Caregiver = the person(s) that ensure development of behaviour

Physiological = the approach that suggests behaviour is due to body components and structure

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Nature or Nurture?

Nature = Behaviour is caused by the genes that we are born with

Nurture = Behaviour is shaped through the different interactions with the environment

Nature

  • Genes
  • Pyhsiological

Nurture

  • Upbringing?
  • Care giver

Both

  • Upbringing?
  • Behaviour
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Nature

  • Behaviour is caused by innate characteristics: The psychiological/biological characteristics we are born with
  • Behaviour is therefore determined by biology
  • Determinist view - suggests behaviour is determined by hereditary factors: Inherited characteristics, or genetic make-up we are born with

EXAMPLE = Piaget: chldrens thoughts process chance at predetermined age-related stages

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Nature

  • Behaviour is caused by innate characteristics: The psychiological/biological characteristics we are born with
  • Behaviour is therefore determined by biology
  • Determinist view - suggests behaviour is determined by hereditary factors: Inherited characteristics, or genetic make-up we are born with

EXAMPLE = Piaget: chldrens thoughts process chance at predetermined age-related stages

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Nurture

  • An individuals behaviour is determined by the enrinment - the things people teach them, the things they observe, and becuase of the different situations they are in
  • Also determinist view - porposes all human behaviour is the results of interactions with the environment
  • Behaviourist theories are nurture theories - behaviour is shaped by interaction with the environment
  • Born and empty vessesl waiting to be filled up by experiences gaines from environmental interation

STUDIES TO SUPPORT

  • Riecher & Haslam
  • Milgram
  • Bandura, Ross & Ross
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Nature Vs Nurture in 30 seconds

The Nature Vs Nurture debate focuses on looking at the different between the effect of someone's upbring and surrounding on their lifes and choices compared to their genes and DNA passed onto them.

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