Week 1;CheckPoint;The Nature-Nurture Issue

Week 1;CheckPoint;The Nature-Nurture Issue - and genetics....

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The nature-nurture issue is a well known debate that is based on whether animals and/ or humans inherit their behavioral traits or they learn them from experience. Behaviors that are learned are referred to as nurture and behaviors that seem to be inherited or genetic are referred to as nature. It is flawed to ask how much of a certain behavior is due to genetics and how much is due to experience because the behavior is created through a mixture of both experience
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Unformatted text preview: and genetics. So it is almost impossible to be able to tell how much came from one or the other. It is appropriate to separate the contributions of experience and genetics when the development of differences are being measured because it is the differences in the actual subject that are being measured as apposed to the difference between how much is contributed to the subject through experience or through genetics....
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2011 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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