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We Are Who 1 Running Head: We Are Who We Are We Are Who We Are Darryle Lovilotte University of California, Santa Barbara
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We Are Who 2 You can get a new style, change your jacket, or die your hair. Many things about us are easily altered to our liking. However, there are some innate characteristics that would seem to be at least a little more concrete. The difference between a 5’6 man and a 7’0 man is about a foot and a half and if full grown, there is little either one could do to change this fact. The differences between men and women, while exceedingly more complicated than the above example, lead one to a similar conclusion. What this stands to illustrate is that will alone does not entail reality. Our parents make us who we are in very large part, but even their all powerful influence does not fair well against biology. From the moment we are born certain boundaries are set up for us. Certain people are natural athletes, some are born to play piano and still others will never have the chance to walk. These boundaries are compounded by our parents both consciously (sports teams, neighborhood you live in, etc.) and subconsciously. Their subconscious effects can be seen in a study preformed by Rubin, Provenzano, and Luria (1974). In the study, 30 postpartum couples were asked to describe their new born children. While very
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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