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Traces back to 13 th  century France Developed by Sir Francis Galton: psychologist,  explorer, anthropologist, and more Attempt to discuss the influence of genetics and  environment on a person's development (LT) Debate still continues today; scientific studies
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[ INTERNAL]  We are who we are from birth Humans are genetically predisposed to have  certain behaviors Our personalities have been passed down through  heritable traits
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[EXTERNAL] We have been molded into becoming who we are Humans learn certain behaviors from family,  friends, media, other extraneous sources Environment is what impacts our personalities and  traits
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Identical twins separated at birth Raised in similar styles by different families Reunited at 35; discovered many similarities Proves the large role that genetics plays in a  person’s behavior
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Performed experiment to test intelligence levels of 
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Unformatted text preview: African Americans and Caucasians (different socioeconomic statuses) Given IQ tests, which should be genetically determined; results varied dramatically Living conditions and environment significantly impact test scores and intelligence confessed to murder and was sentenced to 9 years and 2 months in prison abnormalities found in five genes linked to violent behavior; an enzyme called MAOA (metabolizing enzyme monoamine oxidase A) Judge subtracted one year genetic makeup made him prone to violent behavior- but what about environment? No definite answer as to which side of the debate is correct Studies done for both sides, proving that each is valid; both impact who a person is Still studies being done Some say we are a result of both nature and nurture...
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