nature and nurture

nature and nurture

The combination of a person's genetic constitution and the environmental conditions to which he is exposed. The interplay of these forces produces physical and mental characteristics that make each human being different from another.

nature and nurture

see PHENOTYPE.
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While this is not a universal view, a solid 60% ascribe some role to nature when factoring in those who think both nature and nurture are involved.
The ancient Greek philosopher Galen postulated that personality traits were driven by the relative concentrations of four bodily fluids or "humours." In 1874, Sir Francis Galton published "English Men of Science: Their Nature and Nurture," in which he advanced his ideas about the dominance of hereditary factors in intelligence and character at the beginning of the eugenics movement.
It's a story of nature and nurture that's so impressive that Kellogg's believe once you've heard it you'll never take your delicious grains for granted again.
Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2014.
"It's more like nature and nurture rather than nature versus nurture," explains Wendong Li.
It was Galton who first began the quest to assign a quantitative value to the weight of nature and of nurture in the development of traits; it was Galton who created the 'mirage of a space between nature and nurture'.
BLADE PRINCESS'S stylish victory for Ed McMahon in the 5f novice stakes at Beverley on Tuesday got me thinking about the roles that nature and nurture play in training juvenile winners.
The second trio involves contributions grounded on scientific inquiry, including the developmental origin of deviant behavior (David Cross & Karyn Purvis), the way in which nature and nurture intersect in the brain (Dan Levine), and the implications of human neuroscience for our understanding of human nature (John Skoyles).
None of the causes for these differences can be boiled down to either biological instigators or environmental ones; nature and nurture are interwoven in ways that are sometimes plainly obvious, sometimes in ways that we might never expect.
Someday, notes Jirtle, scientists may paint a complete picture of how nature and nurture work together.
With both nature and nurture conspiring against them, any hopes of exiting the misery become smothered under the weight of their leaden environment.
The powerful adoption design used in CAP makes it possible to study the extent to which both genes and environments shape development, broaching the fundamental issues of nature and nurture.