nature and nurture

nature and nurture

The combination of a person's genetic constitution and the environmental conditions to which he is exposed. The interplay of these forces produces physical and mental characteristics that make each human being different from another.

nature and nurture

see PHENOTYPE.
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In 1874, Sir Francis Galton published "English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture," in which he advanced his ideas about the dominance of hereditary factors in intelligence and character at the beginning of the eugenics movement.
It's a story of nature and nurture that's so impressive that Kellogg's believe once you've heard it you'll never take your delicious grains for granted again.
Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture.
It's more like nature and nurture rather than nature versus nurture," explains Wendong Li.
Virtually any recent scholar who has seriously thought about these issues acknowledges this fact: nature and nurture cannot be separated.
None of the causes for these differences can be boiled down to either biological instigators or environmental ones; nature and nurture are interwoven in ways that are sometimes plainly obvious, sometimes in ways that we might never expect.
Someday, notes Jirtle, scientists may paint a complete picture of how nature and nurture work together.
With both nature and nurture conspiring against them, any hopes of exiting the misery become smothered under the weight of their leaden environment.
The powerful adoption design used in CAP makes it possible to study the extent to which both genes and environments shape development, broaching the fundamental issues of nature and nurture.
The nature and nurture of exceptional competence is a key foundational issue for gifted education.
Hardly a day goes by without news bulletins featuring at least one item related to the debate between nature and nurture, genes and experience.