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.
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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.