Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture - Tyler Piecara Prof. Zelechoski 10...

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Tyler Piecara Prof. Zelechoski 10 April 2008 Applied Learning Assignment Nature versus Nurture Nature versus Nurture is a debate that has riddled our society for some great time now. Numerous authors have written novels debating which concept is most influential in early child development. As adoption becomes increasingly popular in American society, researchers study this debate on a particular set of twins. Two separate families seeking adoption, traveled overseas to China to adopt twin sisters. Now, living hundreds of miles apart, the families have discovered some uncanny similarities between the two sisters, whom at birth could not be told apart. The similarities between the girls directly correlates to the question psychologist Donald Hebb was asked: “Which, nature or nurture contributes more to personality?” Lily and Gillian are a set of identical twins. At birth, the sisters were so similar that they could not be told apart, and thus had to be kept in separate rooms. Although twins usually are not separated at birth, they were not known to be twins at the time of the adoption. And so, two separate families, who kept in contact with each other, adopted the girls. Through their contact, the families have noticed a great
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amount of similarities. For example, both of the girls got chicken pox within a day of each other, and they both are afraid of clowns. Furthermore, Lily walked for the fist time on the
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Chute during the Spring '08 term at Drexel.

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