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Psychology Controversy essay, Nature Vs Nurture PY4

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Introduction

��    1 a )   T h e   a p p r o a c h   t o   b e h a v i o u r   t h a t   i s   s a i d   t o   b e   c a u s e d   b y   n a t u r e / g e n e s   i s   k n o w n   a s   N a t i v i s m .   T h i s   i s   t h e   v i e w   t h a t   a l l   b e h a v i o u r   i s   p r e d e t e r m i n e d   a n d   t h a t   m o s t   b e h a v i o u r   i s   i n n a t e   o r   w i l l   a p p e a r   a f t e r   w e   a r e   b o r n   t h r o u g h   t h e   p r o c e s s   o f   m a t u r a t i o n ,   t h i s   r e f e r s   t o   g e n e t i c a l l y   p r e   p r o g r a m m e d   p a t t e r n s   o f   c h a n g e   c o n t r o l l e d   b y   h e r e d i t a r y   i n f o r m a t i o n . ...read more.

Middle

o f   g e n e t i c s   i s   s t r o n g e r   t h a n   e n v i r o n m e n t a l .      B o h m a n   r e p l i c a t e d   M e d n i c k s   f i n d i n g s   a n d   f o u n d   t h a t   1 2 %   o f   s o n s   w i t h   a   c r i m i n a l   r e c o r d   h a d   a   b i o l o g i c a l   f a t h e r   w h o   w a s   a   c r i m i n a l   c o m p a r e d   t o   7 %   w h o   h a d   a d o p t i v e   p a r e n t   w i t h   a   c r i m i n a l   r e c o r d .   T h e s e   f i n d i n g   s u p p o r t   M e d n i c k s   s t u d y   a s   i t   s h o w s   a d o p t i v e   p a r e n t s   w e r e   v i g i l a n t   t o   s t e e r   t h e   c h i l ...read more.

Conclusion

  T h i s   i s   c a l l e d   e p i g e n e t i c s .   L i f e   e x p e r i e n c e   c a n   c h a n g e   g e n e s   a n d   t h e s e   c a n   b e   p a s s e d   o n   f r o m   o n e   g e n e r a t i o n   t o   a n o t h e r .   T h i s   m e a n s   t h a t   g e n e s   t h a t   m a y   c o n t r o l   s c h i z o p h r e n i a ,   g e n d e r   a n d   c r i m i n a l i t y   c o u l d   b e   m o d i f i e s   t h r o u g h   l o n g   t e r m   e x p o s u r e   t o   p a r t i c u l a r   e n v i r o n m e n t   t h a t   c a n   l e a d   t o   c h a n g e   i n   b e h a v i o u r   t h a t   c a n t   b e   e x p l a i n e d   b y   g e n e s   a l o n e .         ...read more.

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