Or, is there a relationship between nature and nurture with regards to child development? The advent of modern neurobiological methods has provided overwhelming evidence that it is the interaction of genetic factors and the experience of the individual that guides and supports brain development. Our discussion about the inherent capacity for meanness quickly bifurcates into the usual nature vs. My left-sided, logical brain tried desperately to stay online as my right-sided, feeling brain was dragging my whole body into a reactive, defensive rant. History of the Nature vs. And there is no active addiction in our household, there's no active alcoholism; we are both very concerned parents, we are both very nurturing and loving not that I am the best parent in the world, because I don't think there's any kind of perfection when it comes to healthy but I do believe that we have a pretty healthy to raise our kids in because my wife and I both had to learn what didn't work from our own parenting.
Therefore, Nature seems to be playing a larger role than nurture when both physically and mentally healthy individuals are investigated. If we step back from the tragedies of the illnesses that ravaged this family, it becomes clear that they all had a genetic predisposition for cancer. If you accept this, Then you immediately lose the debate. It also tells me that Gretchen is older and wiser by two decades and has successfully raised three children to be contributing members of society while I have who just turned thirteen. But were they hard-wired for alcoholism? However, My opponent is mistaken. Plasticity, however, is just one half of the equation; the underlying genetics are critically important, and new techniques and technologies make this a particularly interesting time to address these questions. Nature is represented by instincts and genetic factors and nurture by social influences.
For example, identical twins share their genes, yet if one twin develops schizophrenia, research shows the other twin only has a 50% chance of also developing the condition. Dandelions, on the other hand, get along fine in almost any environment. Lastly, I shall thank my opponent for the interesting debate and would like to remind him that the last round is not the time for epiphanies where new arguments that can't be rebutted are made. However, the field of neuroscience is now in a position—through all the molecular, connectomics, and technological advances—to put these questions on firm mechanistic, biological bases, and to attack them scientifically. Because, if we take one last look at Mickey Mantle, we will see that it was his drinking that destroyed his liver, leaving him a ravaged, helpless man when the cancer finally came for him.
Agriculture is an example of an artificial man-made system that is introduced into an existing natural system. I'm going to start a thread focusing on this subject. So, although I believe that alcoholism and addiction are genetic and can be passed down from generation to generation no matter how good a parent you are that knowledge might prove to be useless ammunition against that possibility of detonation. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Contention 1: The social learning theory The social learning theory was developed by Albert Bandura, his theory suggest that people can learn new information and behaviours by watching other people.
I got the drug addiction card which manifested itself when, at the age of sixteen, I started shooting heroin and could not stop until, thank God, I turned my life around at the age of 32. James Fallon, a neuroscientist who discovered that he had the brain of a psychopath, has stated that he believes growing up in a nurturing and loving environment helped him become a successful adult and may have been effective at preventing him from fully developing traits of psychopathy. If you make assumptions, Which any 'heritability' study on human intelligence inevitably does, You come back with incorrect, Or at least biased results. In acient greek and roman cultures homosexual sex was common place and was viewed as a purer form of sex than straight sex. Nurture Debate The nature vs. Pro This debate will be about Nature vs.
Twins Separated at Birth Reveal Staggering Influence of Genetics. Appealing to authority when the entire field is in its infancy is silly when there are so many reasons to believe the conclusions of these are not accurate. I do think Con is wrong in saying a persons genetics do not create their own environment in a fashion. But the study of 11 personality traits found differences between the kinds of twins were far smaller than had been assumed. Iq barely scratches the surface. My opponent is attempting to make all nurtures equivalent with term 'on average. As summarized below in greater detail, many workshop participants—including Hyman, Marder, and Michael Greenberg, chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School—chose to highlight the nature versus nurture question as one of the Grand Challenges of the field, but in so doing, they put a twist on the question, asking: How does the interplay of biology and experience shape our brains and make us who we are? Nature is described as the genetic material that makes up an individual.
On the other hand, the naturists believe that outside influences have nothing to do with how we turn out; it all depends on our genes. One psychologist, however, has made the attempt to bridge these two sides together… 1445 Words 6 Pages The debate of nature vs nurture is long standing in the world of Psychology. Like ecocentric political theory, the ecological humanities are characterised by a connectivity ontology and a commitment to two fundamental axioms relating to the need to submit to laws and to see humanity as part of a larger living system. Plus they had a control group which were exposed to no violence, then would place the children in the room and see if they imitate the same behaviour they had observed. The scientist claimed it is possible to raise the child regardless of its race.
Or, you can sit around and ignore the signs and stick your fingers in your ears and wait for the bomb to go off. Topaet Thoht Tied Agreed with before the debate: - - 0 points Agreed with after the debate: - - 0 points Who had better conduct: - - 1 point Had better spelling and grammar: - - 1 point Made more convincing arguments: - - 3 points Used the most reliable sources: - - 2 points Total points awarded: 3 0 Topaet Thoht Tied Agreed with before the debate: - - 0 points Agreed with after the debate: - - 0 points Who had better conduct: - - 1 point Had better spelling and grammar: - - 1 point Made more convincing arguments: - - 3 points Used the most reliable sources: - - 2 points Total points awarded: 0 4 Topaet Thoht Tied Agreed with before the debate: - - 0 points Agreed with after the debate: - - 0 points Who had better conduct: - - 1 point Had better spelling and grammar: - - 1 point Made more convincing arguments: - - 3 points Used the most reliable sources: - - 2 points Total points awarded: 0 0 Reasons for voting decision: Honestly, I couldn't say. Con Thanks for the clarification. If you think I missed something out. Conclusion While crime occurs for many reasons, researchers over the past several hundred years have made attempts to gain answers to identify the root cause of the criminal mindset. The sources I have cited point out the flaws in these types of studies and in the entire field of study my opponent argues for. The nervous system is a network of cells that carries information to and from all parts of the body When the baby touches a hot stove, the nerves in your skin shoot a message of pain to your brain.
Even today we see displays of the contrast between genetics and learned behaviors, some of which are athletics, intelligence, medical histories, etc. To begin, The Nature vs. Researchers from Edinburgh University studied more than 800 sets of identical and fraternal twins to see if nature or nurture was more influential. Luckily, this neurological relay race takes a lot less time than it just took to read about it. If genetics was the biggest contributing factor we would not have different cultures. Effect of parents and peers- How have your political and religious beliefs, your taste in movies and music, and your academic and athletic interests been shaped by the people who raised you? Many psychologists of note admit to this.