Identity and Roles. Gender!. Nature vs. Nurture How is culture obtained?. Nurture: John Locke (1690) “ An Essay Concerning Human Understanding ” Theory: A baby is a blank slate. Adult personalities are exclusively the products of post-birth experiences, which differ from culture to culture.
Allows one to assume responsibility for one’s conduct, to learn how to react to others, and to assume a variety of roles in society. Develops along with neuromotor skills…
Personalities are products of enculturation, as experienced by individuals, each with his or her distinctive genetic makeup
Sensitive to signs of change, able to fly from one thing to another while pushing
the limits of everything and doing it all with an intense level of energy focused
totally on the future.