Nature Vs. Nurture Debate

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What is socialisation?
All ideas of how to behave have to be learned as nobody is born knowing about their culture's norms and values. This process of learning is called socialisation. It refers to all the different ways that a person learns how they should behave and act in society.
Psychologists and sociologists believe that there is nothing natural about what we do, it is all learned behaviour.

The process in which an individual learns behaviour patterns, skills and values of his/her social world is known as socialisation. It is a very important part of learning and growing up as it shapes individuality and the individuals characteristics as they grow up.

Primary: The primary process of socialisation is children learning the basics …show more content…

Secondary: The stage of secondary socialisation begins at around the age of five, continuing all throughout life until death. The basics have already been learnt during primary but they are further developed and reinforced.

What is the Nature vs Nurture debate?
Socialisation plays a role in the nature vs nurture (or the biological vs learned behaviour) debate. Most social scientists believe agree that both factors play crucial roles in human development. Arguing the side of nature, information is based off of the learned information and behaviours. This side is supported by Margret Mead's research on gender roles in several New Guinean tribes and various isolates that have been found. The nature side of the debate believes that biological development and traits from parents shape who a person is.

Nature: biological strengths and weaknesses
Nurture: interactions with family and social …show more content…

Many isolated children die very early after they have been found and also carry a lack of imagination and mental function.

How do we shape our ideas of Self and Identity?
Our ideas of self and identity are produced by things such as beliefs, attitudes and knowledge. People develop their ideas of personality, physical skill and mental abilities.
Children develop the ability to compare their conceived sense of self to a set of desired characteristics.
The idea of self is constructed by social experiences including the expectations, values, and ideas of peer and influencing adults.
Identity within a person when an adolescent commits to a set of beliefs, values, and adult roles informing a basic sense of self.
Identity make up: Ethical/cultural: person of colour moving into a different country
Gender: concepts of male/female in home, stereotypes
Sexuality: experimenting with sexual behaviour
The biggest influencers on self and identity are family and the people raising the child, members of the public around, mentors such as coaches, teachers and the media, your beliefs, values and

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