Nature vs. Nurture Term Paper by numero uno

Nature vs. Nurture
A paper which examines the debate as to whether a person's IQ and personality are influenced by genes or the environment.
# 9375 | 2,010 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Testing) , Biology (Genetics)

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The paper shows that the nature versus nurture debate stems from the belief that people are influenced by their genes (nature) or solely from their environment (nurture). For years, scientists have argued on whether intelligence is determined purely through heredity or by upbringing. The paper discusses that while there may be conflicting evidence in this debate, one thing is certain - the younger generation is probably smarter than their elders with a nine-point lead in the IQ test. The paper examines theories by different specialists in the field on the subject.

From the Paper:

"In yet another example, it was found that pups and mother rates who licked, groomed and nursed their offspring had offspring that were not as afraid of their surroundings and were not as stressed by environmental factors. The interesting part of this study was that when the scientists simulated the loving behavior to the offspring of pups who were not themselves displaying the loving behavior, the pups would immediately learn to carry on the treatment to their young. They would, in fact learn to be loving and the offspring would pass the behavior on to future generations."

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