Nature Vs. Nurture : Nature And Nurture

1794 Words Feb 5th, 2016 8 Pages
People say many different things create serial killers, some believe society breaks them down, but others argue that mental illness is the only reason that these monsters turn to cruelty and insanity. In the world today,there are many things that brings great disagreements and controversy, nature versus nurture is one of these issues. Nature versus nurture argues the differences between traits that are inherited and the environment that surrounds us. Nature is simply the characteristics that we inherit at birth which make up our personality, physical maturity, intellectual capacity and interactions with others. Nurture involves the way the environment on our personality, physical maturity, intellectual capacity and social interactions affect us. Through examination of people throughout history, it is easy to see that nurture beats nature almost every time.

The things that happen in our childhood, whether they be pleasant or horrific, truly affects the outcome of how and who we are as we grow into adults. According to Psychology in Everyday Life, Nature and Nurture begs the question: “How does our genetic inheritance interact with our experiences to influence our development?” (64) Does the idea of having good or bad genes, effect the way people turn out? In the text Psychology, scholars ask, “is a person like Hitler born that way, or did something happen to make him the person he was?” (251) After studying and analyzing people such as this, we come to find that nurture…
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