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Nature and nurture evaluation

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´╗┐Health & Social Care D1 Nature has a lot of factual information that has an effect on individual?s behaviour. Both nature and nurture have strengths and weaknesses. Twins can be a huge example of how both of their nature and nurture can have an effect on their behaviour. Most people believe that nurture has a stronger and influential point to how individual behaviour and development is inherited. According to Ceci and Williams both biological and environmental influences has an effect on an individual?s development. There have been arguments made that the type of environment can have an effect on the development of an individual, so if you live in a rich environment your behaviour and development are going to be different to someone who lives in a poor environment. ...read more.


Freud?s and Piagets theories state that both experience and maturation are as important as each other. Freud?s believe that sexual instinct is not as important as people?s reaction to a child?s sexual needs. Piagets believes that having the ability to think logically includes the way they have been built from their mental structure during the Childs relations with its environment, this is also strength of nurture. According to research people make and is influenced by their own environment. People usually refer environment to post-natal. Plomin, 1996; Rutter & Rutter 1992, these two people said that that non-shared environment had a more impact on children development than the shared environment. Research have proven that the effect of a non shared environment have gone lower over the past year. ...read more.


This also supports the nurtures debate. Conclusion There are not a lot of weaknesses in the nature and nurture debate but they seem to have enough evidence to support their case. Most researchers believe that human traits can be from both nature and nurture, even though they disagree about contribution to certain parts of it. A lot of researchers are starting to learn that biological does not mean genetic, but the term biological can relate to environment. Around 1950 people started to think about the nature nurture, in 1960 people started to have a more balanced view of it, in 1980 and 90s people more believed in the nature debate. But in the 20th and 21st century people are still questioning how we develop our behaviour. Ref Richard Gross et.al (2004) ?Psychology a new introduction for a level? 2nd edition, Hodder and Stoughton Peter Royal ...read more.

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