Nature Versus Nurture

Psychology
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Psychology is the degree to which nature versus nurture shapes human behaviors and traits. How would you describe the interaction between genetic potential, environmental influences, and personal choice? Do you think biology is destiny. Why or not

Jan 29th, 2015

Psycho dynamic: This area touches on Freud, that our early experiences shape who we are in later life, which also gives particular attention to how the subconscious can influence or even govern our behavior, and that we develop defense mechanisms such as repression to deal with experiences when we can’t cope .
Nature is really from a biological sense, but then again, evolutionary explanations may fall in here too.
Nurture would consist of environmental (which would encompass behaviorism, aspects of cognitive, psycho dynamic, developmental), basically, it is when your behavior is shaped by events in your environment, it’s like growing up in a deprived area vs. a rich area, your views of the world would be different, imagine what contrasting views of the world a 18 year old Muslim from Saudi Arabia would have compared to an 18 year old catholic American.
Currently, it is believed that genetics and environment each have a role to play in human behavior. Humanistic would be more personal choice. In terms of interaction, and generally speaking, imagine a middle class boy is born with the IQ of 90, then his parents have the money to sent him to a private school, and during this time he decides that he needs to get a good grade, the environmental and personal choice get him a grade equivalent to that of a person with an IQ of 105, really its bi-directional, one factor influences the other.
I do not think biology is destiny, there is simple too much interaction beyond biological explanation


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