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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The type of research investigation that perhaps was most directly relevant to the nature-nurture debate and that became quite popular during this time was the twin study.
Gunnar Branden, Uppsala University (Sweden); Mikael Lindahl, University of Gothenburg (Sweden); and Bjorn Ockert, Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (Sweden), "The Importance of Nature-Nurture Interactions in Skill Formation: Evidence from a Large Sample of Swedish Adoptees"
Other chapters, written by colleagues in the sciences and philosophy at Westminster, deal with "hot button" issues in religion and science: the Big Bang, evolution, nature-nurture, and intelligent design (ID).
We await the next round most eagerly, even if the fight (like the nature-nurture debate itself) is destined to end in a draw.
There's also a look at about the nature-nurture debate - how much of our pets' behaviour is part of their genetic make-up, and how much has been developed in response to their owners?
They outline a clinical model for assessment and treatment of language impairment; the factors of nature-nurture, cognitive development, gesture development, and hearing; comprehension, semantics, grammar, pragmatics, and phonology; speech sound disorders; literacy and language development; cultural competence; language impairments; and communication development in children with multiple disabilities.
Aalborg's approach is instructive because it attempts to fuse a kind of nature-nurture set of explanations making recourse to biological markers like stress levels in tandem with social norms.
They found that genetic and environmental contributions to these characteristics vary geographically in the United Kingdom, and published their results online as a series of nature-nurture maps.
The team has published their results online as a series of nature-nurture maps.
In this short study of the nature-nurture debate, Evelyn Fox Keller explores the persistent argument about the degree to which phenotypic characteristics of organisms are due to genetic causes and to environmental causes.
Following the review of his book in the New York Times, Freeman appeared on an episode of the Donahue show on March 18, 1983, during which Freeman discussed his views on the nature-nurture debate and during which fellow anthropologist of Western Samoan culture, Bradd Shore, critiqued Freeman's book, criticizing it for relying on personal attacks of Mead and for its failure to provide practical feedback regarding how to build, improve, or make a stronger the type of anthropological work (35).