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Which has more influence over how you behave-- Your genetic make-up? or Your environment?. Nature vs Nurture. Nature. Traits that we are born with, inherited from parents Some evidence of traits prior to birth

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nature
Nature
  • Traits that we are born with, inherited from parents
  • Some evidence of traits prior to birth
  • Researchers study identical twins in order to compare their tendency toward inherited traits.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5240527n

nurture environment
Nurture = Environment
  • Inherited traits are only half of the picture.
  • Family, friends, cultural group – all have influence on your personality.
    • Family – teaches how to behave, good or bad

Modeling – copying the behavior of others

    • Friends / Peer group – childhood thru teenage years. Am. teens spend over 50% of their time with peers. Influence can be + or -.
    • Culture – each culture places different value on different traits.
which has more influence
Which has more influence?

http://video.answers.com/laurence-steinberg-on-the-nature-vs-nurture-debate-304230832

  • Neither! Personality is influenced by both.
  • The environment can determine what will “set off” those things we are genetically inclined towards.
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