Nature-Nurture Debate


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The ongoing polemic about whether differences in individual responses to one's environment and behaviours are due either to genetics—i.e., nature—or to environment—i.e., nurture—or, as many believe, bits of both
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In another important shift, scholars moved away from viewing the nature-nurture debate as being about how much nature and nurture each contribute to the development of a trait.
Shankman reflects upon the ways the nature-nurture debate is embedded within the Mead-Freeman controversy.
In the longstanding nature-nurture debate, poststructuralists stake out a position that's basically off the scale: Not only is all human behavior an artifact of environment, "nature" itself is a wholly ideological construct, a mystifying abstraction invoked to justify the status quo or some inevitably retrograde social arrangement.
Chapter 3, "Cultivating the Mind," deals with the nature-nurture debate in terms of humanist culture and agriculture.
Like the nature-nurture debate, these theories generally support either a genetic or an environmental cause for criminal behavior.
The authors in the first section (Rutter & Schaffer) address the nature-nurture debate.
And the Boston Globe announced that "geneticists now have ascendancy in the nature-nurture debate.
They show how psychology is embedded in particular sociohistorical contexts using a number of examples, among them IQ measurement, gender, ethics in psychology, parapsychology, and the nature-nurture debate.
Harris, an independent investigator, seeks answers beyond the nature-nurture debate, which she views as insufficient for explaining the development of personality.
Then, implications of the nature-nurture debate and research on gifted education are discussed in terms of 2 alternative paradigms: the gifted-child paradigm and the talent-development paradigm.
Wachs's lesser purpose is to review the recent history of the nature-nurture debate and to evaluate its progress.
Anthropologists reignite the nature-nurture debate when they locate a New Guinea tribe in which traditional sex roles are reversed.