Tabula Rasa Theory

A theory about mental development that holds that the environment is responsible for individual differences among children, given that all children are, in a certain fashion, tabula rasa—clean slates
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Tabula rasa theory says every individual is a blank slate and relies on nurture to develop a personality.
Khurshid's questioning of the official versions of history handed to us, (Chroma - Freedom from White) points at the tabula rasa theory of Ibn-e-Sina, who purported that the human mind is but a blank slate at birth, and is educated and nurtured by the environment.