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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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In the nature versus nurture debate, people like me who lean to the right conservative side hold that it is more of a nurture thing which can be corrected," Easwar told ANI.
The origins of the nature versus nurture debate date back far beyond the past 50 years.
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.
The nature versus nurture debate has been at the center of this discussion until Michael Michalko wrote Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, where he addresses three main points that challenge popular societal core beliefs; 1) the importance of challenging assumptions, 2) creativity can be learned, and 3) intelligence and creativity are distinct.
Everyone has a view on the nature versus nurture debate, says Dr Sven Hansen of The Resilience Institute.
Several critics correctly identified the target paper as another go-around in the age old nature versus nurture debate.
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.
So, I'll file all this away in the part of my brain that is always fascinated with the nature versus nurture debate.