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Do you think that behavior is due to environmental factors (nurture) or innate tendencies (nature)? Provide an example of a behavioral characteristic and explain how it may have developed through the influence of experience, heredity, or both.

Oct 3rd, 2015

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I believe behavior is a result of both nature and nurture. Although some behaviors can be attributed to one or the other it is a combination of the two that result in a behavior. Drug addiction, for example, can be the result of experience, heredity, or both. Drug addiction has been proven to be hereditary but someone raised in a good environment may have no interest in experimenting with drugs. Someone with no genetic predisposition to addiction could become a drug addict if they’re raised in an environment that promotes drug use or difficult circumstances which leads the person in question to use drugs as a means of escape. Then there are people with no hereditary link to addiction who are raised in a good environment and still become drug addicts.

Source: http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2003-88284-000


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