The debate concerning the influence of inherited traits and abilities compared to the influence of environment on human development has been argued for decades of nature (heredity) and of nurture (environmental influences). How can I develop a persuasive, research-based argument showing the extent to which nature affects development (nature is the most important influence on development), with the use of scholarly resources to support my argument?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:52 am ad1c9bdddf
This is a very good question to discuss. Nurture, on one hand, is the act or series of acts that a person receives from his/her surroundings that fosters growth. For example, if a person is bought up in a kind and loving environment, then he/she usually grows up to be a kind and loving person. Similar, if a person is bought up in a hostile and violent environment, then he/she is more likely to repeat this pattern of behaviour over the course of his/her lifetime. Both types of environments directly affect how a person develops, and both are attributed to nurturing. On the other hand, nature is a force that a person is born with suggesting that DNA and genetics plays a bigger role in influencing how a person acts and behaves. Traits and even chronic illnesses are clearly passed down from ...
The solution discusses the debate that nature is the most important influence on human development.
Theories and Influences on Human Development
Outline and discuss the theoretical perspectives have guided lifespan development. Which perspectives make the most sense to you? Why?
Describe the bioecological approach to development. List and discuss the advantages to taking this approach to development.
Cite specific examples from your own experience to substantiate the advantages you note.
Explain the key aspects of individualism and collectivism and give examples (in addition to the ones listed in the text) of cultures using each. Point out the advantages and disadvantages of each.
How do the environment and genetics work together to determine human characteristics? Give specific examples.
Describe the influence of both the mother and the father on prenatal development. Explain how each affects the impact of teratogens as well as other aspects of the environment.
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