Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

For years psychologists have debated whether our psychological traits and behavior arise from our inherited characteristics (our nature) or from our interactions with the environment (our nurture)—a debate called the nature-nurture controversy.

?a. Discuss ways and give examples of how heredity and environment influence development and behavior.

?b. Describe 3 physical characteristics and 3 behavioral characteristics you possess and explain whether you think each was caused by your heredity or the ???environment in which you grew up.

?c. Select a position on the nature-nurture controversy and describe at least 2 specific research studies to support your position.