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Nature vs Nurture & Vygotsky's Theory

How does Vygotsky's theory relate to the "nature vs nurture" debate?

I understand that Vygotsky's theory places emphasis on both nature and nurture...and that he believed heredity (Nature) and dialogues (Nurture) with more expert members of society jointly contribute to development. Would it be fair of me to say that ....according to his theory a child may be raised to share certain beliefs and religious customs . However, when that child leaves home and is exposed to other dialogue (college classes) he or she may re-think his or her former beliefs and form new beliefs? Am I way off base here? Please advise.

Solution Summary

Lev Vygotsky, born in the U.S.S.R. in 1896, is responsible for the social development theory of learning. He proposed that social interaction profoundly influences cognitive development.