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    Personality: Traits, Genes, Inherited, or Determined?

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    Psychologists have often asked themselves, which is the main factor that determines personality: is personality genetically inherited or developed gradually through experience in the social environment? This is a central question in the study of personality. In this assignment, you will argue whether it is genetic factors, environmental factors or a combination of both that determines personality.
    General Requirements:
    Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
    • It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
    • APA style for their writing assignments.
    • At least two additional scholarly research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text citation from each source be included.
    Directions:
    In a paper of 1,250- 1,500 words, argue whether it is genetics, environment, or a combination of both that determines personality Include the following in your paper:
    1. A summary of the arguments for genetics, environment, or a combination of both as the determinant of personality.
    2. An evaluation of these arguments that culminates in the statement of a position on the issue.
    Rubric

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    70.0 %Content
    30.0 % Summary of the Arguments for Genetics, Environment, or Both as a Determinant of Personality A summary of the arguments for genetics, environment, or both as a determinant of personality is thoroughly presented with rich detail and includes a discussion of all necessary elements.
    35.0 % Evaluation of the Arguments and Position on the Issue
    5.0 % Two Additional Scholarly Research Sources With In-Text Citations. All required elements are present. Scholarly research sources are topic-related, and obtained from highly respected, professional, original sources.
    20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness
    7.0 % Thesis Development and Purpose Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
    8.0 % Argument Logic and Construction Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
    5.0 % Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
    10.0 %Format
    5.0 % Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) All format elements are correct.
    5.0 % Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style) In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
    100 % Total Weightage

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    Is personality inherited or determined? Since psychologists often ask if personality is genetically inherited or developed gradually through experience in the social environment, this paper discusses both possibilities. A central question in the study of personality is explored herein; and it is argued whether genetic factors, environmental influence, or a combination of both is the causation that determines personality as an effect.

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    Personality may be both inherited and determined; yet both genetics and environment play crucial roles in human development and overall behavior. However, in comparison to genes, one's environment is the greater causation that determines all effects in one's life.

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    Dr. Bruce Lipton worked at prestigious schools in the traditional education system. After years of research his findings showed that it was not genetics, but, in fact, environment that determined behavior, physiology, and much more. As a case in ...

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    Solution explores how psychologists have often asked themselves, which is the main factor that determines personality: is personality genetically inherited or developed gradually through experience in the social environment? This central question in the study of personality is discussed and instructed for how to argue whether it is genetic factors, environmental factors or a combination of both that determines personality.
    In addition, a RUBRIC, along with the following General Requirements are included to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

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