nature versus nurture

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nature versus nurture

[nur′chər]
a name given to a long-standing controversy as to the relative influences of genetics versus the environment in the development of personality. Nature is represented by instincts and genetic factors and nurture by social influences.

nature versus nurture

The perennial argument as to whether heredity or environment is more influential in determining the outcome of any individual's development. It is now apparent that the two are so intimately inter-related in their effects as to almost inseparable.
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Even for one less interested in the particulars of songbird breeding, this novel provides a great background to the rise of genetics and the famous nature versus nurture debate, while immersing the reader in the geopolitical context surrounding the race to create the red canary.
With the aid of family snapshots and the occasional prop, including a mini Tardis that helps along his time-travelling saga, he brings alive characters in his life, including the grandparents who brought him up, against a scientific background of the nature versus nurture debate.
A psychologist takes a new look at the nature versus nurture debate by examining research on human development from infancy on.
The book also overviews the nature versus nurture debate on the development of intelligence and personality, and explores cognitive development in action in the classroom.
Set in the near future, this intriguing play delves into the heart of the nature versus nurture debate and what it means to be a human.
The nature versus nurture debate continues to rage on in our society.
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The nature versus nurture debate has taken a twist after an American scientist discovered a long life is down to lifestyle.
I am reserving judgement in the great nature versus nurture debate so that come my elder son's 21st birthday if,as I expect, he has graduated with honours, mastered six instruments to symphony orchestra standard,conqueredEverest and worked out how to set the timer on the video, I can bathe in his reflected glory and explain how well we have raised him.
In the Nature Versus Nurture debate, there is, of course, no winner.