Environment And Environment In Human Environment

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DISCUSS THE ROLE OF HEREDITY AND ENVIRONMENT IN SHAPING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR. SUBSTANTIATE YOUR ARGUMENTS WITH AT LEAST TWO RESEARCH STUDIES FROM PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS. One’s cognitive, affective and behavioural states are the characteristics or traits which reflects a personality. Personality is based on various factors. It is based on natural or learned experience, or dormant or visible. A person’s personality is based on genetic or an environmental influence. Personality can be divided into two aspects, natural which an individual gets from birth or acquired characteristics. Heritability is a statistical measure that expresses the proportion of the observed variability in a trait that is a direct result of genetic variability. Environmental…show more content…
They define the conditions under which human personality change; they shape skills, ethics, attitudes and identities. Walter Mischel believed that much of one’s personality is influenced through contact with the environment. People’s behaviour was driven by the situations that they were in rather than by any natural personality traits. Bandura also argued that personality is the effect of joint determinism- the interface of behaviour, environment and person variables such as observation. Thus, through Bandura and Mischel theories, environmental influences play a part in shaping a person’s…show more content…
Despite these similarities, the older child appears socially reserved and quiet, while the younger one, who was born into the same family environment, seems more outgoing and chirpy. In addition, one of her children has been diagnosed with a learning disability while the other seems exceptionally well-functioning cognitively. This is because Mridula is tall and she is also a talented musician herself, so these girls must have gotten these 'good genes ' from Mridula. And she is quite strict when it comes to disciplining her children, so from their come their good manners. But the younger one not as sociable as the older sister, and she also suffering from learning disability. Maybe she is not that well read as the older one is. In essence, hereditary influences and various environmental factors in these children 's lives are being weighed and analyzed in explaining the characteristics of these children. The field of behavioural genetics focuses at understanding the differences of human characteristics, by analyzing the contributions by heredity and environment in the development of the characteristics. Nature and Nurture
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