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Unformatted text preview: Nature vs. Nurture Nature • Human anatomy is the result of selection and adaptation. Characteristics that account for success in evolution: ⁃ developed brain ⁃ opposable thumb ⁃ bipedal locomotion ⁃ molar dentition ⁃ technology ⁃ sexual and reproductive behavior • innate behaviors (fear of falling, crying from pain, etc) Nurture • Culture (social cushion) ⁃ childhood training by family and community Prospect Refuge theory: People prefer places that are protected but with a view outward • Refuge: small and dark • Prospect: expanding, bright • survey • retreat • juxtaposition Preference • Without realizing it, humans interpret the environment in terms of their needs and prefer settings in which they are likely to function more effectively Impelling form • Conspicuous Non-consumption (Thayer 1980) • Sustainable practices and technologies evolving from negative "ugly" to "beautiful", and wasteful practices becoming "ugly"...
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