- Nature vs Nurture:
◦Our biological nature tells us 'instinctively' what we should do. Instincts are something we are born with rather than something we learn.
◦People vary in their genetic makeup and this might explain why they behave differently.
◦Sociologists accept that humans have natural reflexes and certain biological needs but that human nature is too complex and diverse to be explained in simple biological and genetic terms.
◦Our actions can be seen as a result of our social and cultural environments, the way we are nurtured. Our culture teaches us how we should think and behave.
- Feral Children:
◦People become fully human only when they are socialised into the culture of a society.