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Nurture Trumps Nature

Nurture Trumps Nature

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I was assigned the nurture topic in nature versus nurture. Yep.
I was assigned the nurture topic in nature versus nurture. Yep.

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Published by: DeathT on Feb 02, 2011
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Bonsant 1Roger BonsantMrs
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FieldLNG40631 January 2011 Nurture Trumps NatureThough the strength of the nature argument has grown in more recent times due tonew discoveries in genetics, it must still be understood that the connection betweeninherited genes and someone’s actions are still theoretical and cannot be stated as fact
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Whatever the case may be, people are usually mentally nurtured to think and behavedifferently from what they may have originally been inclined to
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Genetics may partiallyaccount for the development of some personality traits as stated in
 Psychology Today
, butthe lessons and moral values learned and instilled in the outside environment by teachersand parents shapes us into who we are
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 Even the literal environment plays a significant role in mental and physicaldevelopment
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Someone born in China will be shaped to think differently than someone born in the United States and will likely even look differently (at least in skin tone)regardless of whether or not he or she is of that ethnicity because that person is subject tothe influence of everyone and everything around them
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Geneticists may argue with fairlyconvincing scientific and mathematic evidence that genes are responsible for many behavioral features, including those that may be responsible for criminal conduct, but itmay be easily observed that the opinions and moral values of the individual overpower 
 
Bonsant 2whatever inherent traits they were born with
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This is because opinions and moral valuesaren’t shaped by genetics, but by these highly influential environmental factors such ashome life, education, society, and everything else on this planet that may so much ascause us to flinch
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A man with moral acuity will not murder another man in cold bloodsimply because they possess a gene that makes them more vulnerable to barbaric urges
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On the other hand, someone who grew up outside of significant positive moral influencewill have ideas and morals that differ greatly from the majority
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This is especially true inthe case of parental neglect, abuse, poverty, poor education, and traumatic mind alteringexperiences
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A twin study published in
 Psychology Today
released scientific andmathematic evidence which shows that genetic influence can barely account for half  person’s chances of developing a personality disorder such as social avoidance, anxiety,etc
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It is widely believed, even by many scientists and researchers that the outsideinfluence triggers such development and is in many cases more responsible for it
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Of course, it must be acknowledged that the study of genetics is a valuable and interestingfield of study
.
It is based largely on factual findings, but its part in psychology isexaggerated
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The argument for environmental determinism is better because it has astronger basis in fact and social studies whereas the
connection
between genetic influenceand behavioral conduct is incontrovertibly split between environmental influence and hasa stronger basis in theory
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