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Would you define culture as our environment in the nature vs nurture debate? How so?

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1. Would you define culture as our environment in the nature vs. nurture debate? How so?

It depends somewhat from which perspective ones comes, but by most definitions and theory, culture is part of our environment (nurture), which is learned and passed on through people and generations of tradition. Once acquired, it is long-lasting. Conversely, it is often not considered part of the nature side of the controversy where behaviors that are thought to be innate or instinctual found within the biology of the individual. However, other theorist, argue that it has aspects of both (Jung's theory of archetypes (universal cultural themes that are instinctual or innate).

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This solution explores if a person would define culture as our environment in the nature vs nurture debate and if so, how. References and extra resource are also provided.

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