increasing your understanding of theories that attempt to describe how
your brain works, it is helpful to consider what you were born with and
how your world has shaped you. You are, after all, not just a product of
our brains and our bodies. In this Discussion Board, you will delve
deeper into how your thinking and behavior is impacted by nature and
Explain what genes are, and how behavioral geneticists explain our human differences.
Discuss the impact of heredity (nature) and environment (nurture) on a person.
Describe how evolutionary
psychologists use natural selection to explain behavior tendencies. Do
you agree with this? Why or why not?
this unit, you are learning more about human development and different
influences. In this Discussion Board, take a closer look at a period of
development that you find particularly important. We can all probably
agree that no stage of human development is unimportant, but some impact
us more based on periods of intense change or particular states of
Choose a period of development
that is significant to you in some way (prenatal, infancy, early
childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, or adulthood).
Describe what is going on during
this time psychologically, socially, and culturally. Consider concepts
such as attachment theory, parenting style, gender development, and
cognitive development to further your discussion.
Explain why this period of development is significant to you with regards to how it affects the way a person thinks and behaves.