SYG 2000: Lecture 7. Chapter 3: Socialization: Self I. What is human nature?: how much comes from “nature” (heredity) v “nurture” A. feral (wild) children: abandoned/lost by parents at very early age/raised by animals 1.wild boy of Aveyron:found forests France 1798,walked on all 4s/pounced small anim 2.most scientists today:dismiss,say can’t be raised by animals but by parents, then aban B. Case of Isabelle (1938): discover age 6½ isol dark room w/ deaf-mute mom 1. no speak: strange croaking sound; behavior toward men that of wild animal 2. 2 yrs later: reached intellectual level normal for age—was bright, energetic C. conclusion: without language, there could be no culture, no shared way of life D. monozygotic twins: one egg divides to produce 2 embryos; Oskar Stohr/Jack Yufe 1. Oskar: raised in Czechoslovakia by mom’s mom strict Catholic; join Hitler youth 2. Jack:reared Trinidad by dad: learned loyalty to Jews;hated Hitler, served Israel army 3. both: excel sports,math hard;same rate speech;like sweet liqueur;flush toilet bef/after
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Charles Cooley, energetic C. conclusion, w/ deaf-mute mom