Child Psychology: Nature Vs. Nurture

1107 Words5 Pages
Name : Maha Noman Dar Semester: First General Subject: Child Psychology Teacher: Asma Majeed Date of Submission: September 12,2017 Nature VS Nurture The debate of nature vs nurture is the oldest topic of discussion among researchers. Nature refers to the genetic factors that have a impact on us and our personality which includes physical appearance . Nurture refers to all of the environmental Factors that effect us in any way which include our life experiences, the way we react in different situations ,our surrounding in which we were raised and the relationship with people around us. The nature vs nurture debate…show more content…
A child’s relationship with the people he is always around effects his development both in positive and negative way for example bullying has a detrimental defect as he loses his confidence. The culture in which a child lives in is also dependent on the way he grows up and the type of the person he will become eventually. Even within the same culture variations can occur like social status and educational background.A Nativist theory includes Chomsky’s concept of a language acquisition device (or lad).in this theory anyone who is born has a intuitive mental capacity which helps them to learn things and speak a language. Nature vs nurture in personality traits Personality is an example of a inherited trait that has been observed in twins and adoptions. Identical twins who are raised apart from each other have similar personality traits than any two random selected pairs of people. Similarly identical twins are more similar to each other than fraternal twins. Even biological siblings are more similar than adoptive siblings. All of the observations show that personality is inherited to a point. The surveys can also show the effects of environment on the personality .Even biological siblings change their personality in adulthood. The effects of living in a family can change your personality to quite some extent even if the children…show more content…
Researchers found that this ability of perfect pitch runs in the blood of a family and it is tied to a single gene. But they also came across the fact that having the gene alone is not enough to develop this ability. But musical training is necessary for the ability to shine in a child. Height is another trait that is effected by the interaction of nature and nurture. A child may be from a family where all of the members are tall and it is possible to inherit those genes but if he grows up in a environment where he is deprived of the proper nourishment so he might never have the height he was supposed to have . It is now widely accepted that genes and the environment effect the behavior and personality of a person in one way or another.Both of them do not act independently. They interact with each other in a complex
Open Document