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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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Which has more influence over how you behave your genetic make up or your environment

Which has more influence over how you behave--

Your genetic make-up?

or

Your environment?

Nature vs Nurture


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.