your assignment this week, you will detail key aspects of development
and discuss the role of nature and nurture in development. View
the video Breaking
the Wall of Nature and Nurture: How Genes and Environment Combine to
Affect Our Life Course.
Then, address the following:
the childhood and family life of an individual of your choice:
yourself, a friend, a fictional character (e.g., from a book, movie
or television program). Your grade is not contingent on your
self-disclosure of personal information. If you choose to write
about someone you know, you should obtain their permission first and
change all personally identifying information. If you choose to
write about your own childhood, only include what you feel
comfortable sharing and do not include any sensitive information
about others without obtaining their permission. Some of the
information you could include are the following:
of birth (e.g., state, country, or geographical region)?
did the child grow up?
was childhood like?
did an understanding of self and gender begin to develop?
role did gender stereotypes play?
types of toys were encouraged?
activities were encouraged?
was adolescence like? Which aspects of the transition were
challenging and which aspects represented a smooth transition?
are not required to disclose personal information in this course
regarding sexual history, history of abuse and neglect,
psychological treatment, and relationships with parents, peers, and
spouses or significant others.
the nature versus nurture controversy from the scientific evidence.
Address the following:
nature and nurture.
which (either nature or nurture) you feel had a greater impact on
did nature and nurture work together to influence who you are today
in terms of personality, sexuality, and gender?
paper must be two to three pages in length (excluding title and
reference pages). Support your thoughts using a minimum of
three references from scholarly sources. Examples of scholarly
sources include: peer reviewed journal articles, research studies,
professional websites with authored material, and government
websites. Popular internet sites (Wikipedia, Newsweek, New York
Times, etc.) are not considered scholarly sources. Your paper
and sources must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.