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2 years ago by Ross in Lifestyle > Family

One of the oldest arguments in the history of psychology is the Nature vs Nurture debate. Where do you stand? Have your say...

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Niti C

Nature is the biggest to my mind and experience.

2 years ago by Niti C

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Linda Wilson

Difficult one this. Putting it like that I'm tempted to go with nature. It's a philosophical argument and I agree with LMNOP's point. So I have to qualify. For a person to be born and grow up in the context of their environment, I think that nature is the biggest determining factor of who they finally become. Science shows that large chunks of our character and social tendencies are pre-determined, and that even in areas where people are convinced that they are making their own choices, it's actually their DNA coding that speaks loudest.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Old man Ehlers

Ditto

2 years ago by Old man Ehlers

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Frisbee

Ok i get it. I would say Nature.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Sabrina

Nurture comes from nature. The education tools that we develop are ultimately a fruit of our natural resources. So Nature always has to be more powerful than nurture.

2 years ago by Sabrina

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Keep D Change

I saw a doc about 2 twins that had not met in decades. Going by how much they thought and acted the same, the answer is definitely nature.

2 years ago by Keep D Change

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Niti C

KDC, I know twins, it's uncanny.

2 years ago by Niti C

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Selena  Roberts

It would be a micture on almost any characteristic i think? Nature vs nurture regarding whst, it depends?

2 years ago by Selena Roberts

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Frisbee

Aspergers? Bipolar?

2 years ago by Frisbee

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Rahul  N.

Micture? Were you drunk Selena?

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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Nicole C

No, it's just talking about traits, behaviour, intelligence, whatever makes up the human personality, right?

2 years ago by Nicole C

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Ross

Yeah, it's regarding what has the biggest effect on the personality traits and behaviour that a person develops, is it something that's just naturally passed on in our DNA or are they influenced by their surroundings and environment. Sorry, I really didn't make it clear enough in the original post and just wrongly assumed people would know what I was referring to! Fail!

2 years ago by Ross

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Iam LmnOP

Your environment determines a lot, it can either make you a caveman or a nobel prize winning scientist. Take a child and give him love knowledge and self esteem and he will transform in front of your very eyes. So I'm going with nurture.

2 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Tracey Howell

So would I.....the law of 10.000 hours......take a person with all the talent and no application...against a diligent person of average talent....and you know who will win every time.

2 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Nobody can eat 50 eggs

So you believe in that part of the human mind that seeks to develop itself. That's still nature.

2 years ago by Nobody can eat 50 eggs

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Tracey Howell

What I mean is if you take 2 twins at birth.....put one in a garden shed and the other in school for 20 years....you won't even know that those two were family......so nurture is the most powerful ingredient in people forming identity....and it's not only about developing yourself.....most people are coached and guided into development....hence nurture.

2 years ago by Tracey Howell

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BENJAMIN

NURTURE OF COURSE. ABOUT THE TWINS ARGUMENT, IF YOU ADOPT SOMEONE FROM A POOR COUNTRY & RAISE THEM IN A RICH COUNTRY AND EDUCATE THEM THEY GROW LIKE ANYONE ELSE THERE. SO NURTURE IS THE MAIN THING ALWAYS.

2 years ago by BENJAMIN

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