The nature/nurture topic has been discussed for many years in the field of psychology, with the general consensus being that behavior is typically a blend of both nature AND nurture. Select a behavior you have seen in someone you know. Based on what you have read in your text this week, share if you believe that this behavior is more heavily caused by one’s nature, by nurture, or by an equal combination of the two. In response to your peers, after reviewing their posts and referring to course material, share a related, relevant experience. Nature or nurture is very fascinating to me. I come from a very large family. I have three older brothers and one younger sister. We all grew up together in the same house with the same family unit and yet we could not be more different. However, that being said I also notice glaring similarities. For example my sister and I both think it is important to pass along our family traditions, like birthday dinners. We are all older but we will make a concerted effort to be at my mother’s house for dinner on our birthdays.
- Fall '15