PSY 1 - Notes 7 - Development

PSY 1 - Notes 7 - Development - Psych 1 - Development...

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Psych 1 - Development 10/04/2007 03:50:00 Development “Nature-Nurture Problem” Is a trait due to heredity or to the environment? Sometimes, the problem is stated as maturation vs. enculturation. Environment can be: chemical pathogen psychological pre-, peri-, or post-natal “Nature-Nurture Problem” Error is to state the problem as either-or: Environments can release effects of genes.
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Genes can control susceptibility to environment. (e.g., Baldwin Effect) Effects of genes vs. environment can rarely be disentangled. “Nature-Nurture Problem” Whether a trait is genetically influenced does not imply that is it fixed (non-plastic): in deprivation dwarfism, malnutrition can override height, which is usually fixed. in phenylketonuria (PKU), a simple dietary change can bypass a genetic flaw. in carotenism people can turn orange by eating too many carrots, or with too much sun
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