IMPORTANCE OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT

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Several things in an individual are genetically inherited, ranging from gender, eye colour, risks for certain diseases and exceptional talents to height. The concept of nature thus refers to biologically inherited tendencies and abilities that people have and which may get revealed later on as they grow up.

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BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCEASSIGNMENTIMPORTANCE OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTSUBMITTED TOMs. Payal ChandelSUBMITTED BYAhana MukherjeeB.Arch VII SemesterIMPORTANCE OF NATURE AND NURTURE IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENTThe Ongoing DebateThe question of how nature versus nurture influences human development has been an ongoing debate for a very long time and at present there is no clear winner, as both nature (genes) and nurture (environmental factors) seem to play a vital and important role in human development.Before this issue can be fully explained, it is important to understand what nature and nurture actually are.Nature can be loosely defined as genetic inheritance or the genetic makeup(the information encoded in your genes) which a person inherits from both parents at the time of conception and carries throughout life.Several things in an individual are genetically inherited, ranging from gender, eye colour, risks for certain diseases and exceptional talents to height. The concept of nature thus refers to biologically inherited tendencies and abilities that people have and which may get revealed later on as they grow up.In contrast,nurture can be defined as the different environmental factorsto which a person is subjected from birth to death.Environmental factors involve many dimensions. They include both physical environments (a good example is prenatal nutrition) and social environments (such as the neighbourhood, media and pe

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