Nature Vs Nurture : Is It Nature Working With Nurture?

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Is the question really Nature versus Nurture or is it Nature working with Nurture? These two forces work together to form a person throughout his or her life. Some scientists believe that personality is based on genetic predispositions, which is known as nature. Other scientists believe the way a person acts is from life experiences, the way a person is taught, and the environment in which a person grew up is known as nurture. In all honesty, the two go hand in hand. One side may pull a bit harder from time to time but the two never fully let go. According to John Watson, one of the strongest psychologists who propose environmental learning as a dominating side in the nature versus nurture debate once said that he can be able to train a baby randomly chosen in a group of 12 infants, to become any type of specialist Watson wants. He stated that he could train him to be such regardless of the child 's potentialities, talents and race. Lerner (2002) expressed a similar position that human behavior cannot be fully understood without mentioning the changing relationship between human and the contextual environment. Nature and nurture have influences towards many aspects such as, personality, intelligence and physical development. The age-old question of whether nature or nurture determines a person’s behavior seems finally to have been decided slightly more in favor of Mother Nature. A gene is only a probability for a given trait, not a guarantee (Underwood, 1997). For

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