Discuss the nature nurture debate.
What has most helped me to understand this debate is to break up and define nature and nurture:
*Nature refers to the fact that our genetic inheritance, through the process of heredity, is the primary influence in our development.
*Nurture refers to the position that the environment is primarily responsible for development. This includes childhood experiences such as parenting, education, cultural influences, learning, and so on.
This job describes the nature and nurture debate. It explains how twin studies contribute to the debate and the position of most developmental psychologists concerning this issue.