Nature versus Nurture
ECE 205: Introduction to Child Development
Instructor: Alan Reitman
August 3, 2014
Nature versus Nurture
The topic Nature versus Nurture has always been a difficult topic in the scientific world. These problems of levels to which environment and inheritance influence behavior and development in a person. Nature is an example of behaviors due to inheritance. These methods of behaviors are founded on the genetic make-up of an individual as well as influence of the growth and development of that individuals’ all through their life. Another example of nurture is the causes by behaviors that are environmental. This includes the guidance from the ...view middle of the document...
“The puzzling gap between the understandings that a baby is born with inborn characteristics that they inherit from their parents (Harris, 2000). The set of talent and role that is distinguished through time, worry that a person live out while totally doing away with the random genetic traits. For example a person provides their time and energy into something that they are good at even if it is not in their ancestry. A good example would be a person is born with certain uniqueness and even though their nurture may have impact on their personalities to change or be improved, their genes include a big effort on how they will live their life. Students may see their friends cheating on a test at school, but they will not do the same. They know it wrong to do because there is a price to learn from their parents (Benokraitis, 2010). For this “one strategy is longitudinal research in which children’s initial characteristics can be observed to change over time in relation to specific parenting experience” (Collins, Maccoby, Steinberg, Hetherington & Borstein, 2000, pg. 223). I believe that nurture relies on genetic traits, while nurture relies on time spent improving availability. The physical as well as emotional outlook of care that includes suitable sustenance and health check-up care. Which provides children with love; peaceful and trustworthy setting in their homes which loves is available or present.
“Studies have shown that over-time influence of parenting on child development holds even after controlling for earlier child characteristics are important for several reasons such indirect evidence shows that parenting conceivably affects-rather than simply accompanying or following from child adjustment,” the likelihood that the observed connection is due to reason that parents and their children share, a genes or socioeconomic status” (Collins etal. 2000, pg. 223). Nurture is significant since the...