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I am going to evaluate how nature and nurture may affect the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for two of the development of an individual.

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´╗┐LAILA SULEIMAN LAILA SULEIMAN UNIT 4 D1 INTRODUCTION For this assignment I am going to evaluate how nature and nurture may affect the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development for two of the development of an individual. The stages of development I will be looking at are childhood and adolescence. Nature effects on Adolescence Nature as well as nurture may both possibly affect the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. We all go through this stage at some point in our lives. Natures as well as nurture both have an effect on the physical development in individuals. Physical development Nature effect on adolescence may possibly be individuals born with physical disabilities for instance, if they were born with conditions such as, Apert Syndrome, Spina Bifda etc. Apert syndrome is a genetic condition present at birth. An individual that is born with apert syndrome normally have multiple abnormalities, as well as webbed hands and feet. The fingers as well as the toes are unusually short and the second to fourth fingers may possibly be joined and share one fingernail whiles the big toe and thumbs are broader than normal. The eyes are widely spaced and visibly protrude. Skull abnormalities cause the head to appear pointed at the top. Individuals with this disease are likely to have heart problems, kidney problems as well as female reproductive problems for the female. ...read more.


Their development is affected to make social skills as well as meet new people to socialize with this will affect them later on in life, in getting into relationships as well as socializing with individuals at work places etc. Nurture Effects Physical development There are several of physical effects of nurture on adolescence. A number of them tend to follow their friends for instance, if they see their friends taking drugs they get influenced and end up doing the same. The physical effects of drugs, smoking, alcohol etc are; respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart diseases, dry skin etc. Intellectual development A consequence on adolescence through nature reduces their thinking level. Their capability to reflect logically reduces. Smoking as well as drinking throughout adolescent years does tend to have an effect on the brain which does affect their understanding enormously. For instance, smoking decreases mental ability as oxygen supply also decreases. Therefore they do also tend to have lack of concentration this is caused by their attention span it goes lower and all this is caused by smoking. Some smokers that are addicted to the substances end up having a slow brain and this affects their thinking, speech as well as communication speed, as the brain is still developing at this stage smoking as well as taking other drugs can easily cause mental health issues for instance, poor decision-making skills, undeveloped cognitive control and so on. ...read more.


The majority of children born with inherited or genetic disabilities are not aware of the disability that they have and this can easily make them become frustrated for the reason that other children sometimes tend not to respond to them normally, this can make them react in an emotional way as well as produce violence behaviour. Social development In childhood social development can be easy for others as well as difficult for others. It?s not difficult for all children to socialise with children their age for the reason that they all communicate in the same way. However it is completely different for those who are born with disabilities that make them abnormal from other children their age. For instance, children with downs syndrome have a slow understanding of things, this can therefore have an on how they socialise to people probably adults as well as children their age. Nurture developments The environment which is nurture can have an effect on individuals, in their childhood in several different ways. However environment does play an important part in development as individuals. Individuals with downs syndrome may possibly find it difficult to cope in schools as well as outside school for the reason that the some individuals possibly will not acknowledge them; this could cause problems as they are different from the other children and may therefore feel intimidated and separate themselves from everyone else. ~ ~ ...read more.

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