Nature vs Nurture

753 Words Nov 9th, 2012 4 Pages
Part 1
1. Some people have argued that the Johns Hopkins psychologist used this opportunity as an experiment to test his nurture theory of gender identity. What are the expected results of this experiment, assuming that the nurture theory is valid?
Given that this nurture theory is valid, the expected results of this experiment is that Brenda (who was formally Bruce) will grow up thinking that she was born a female and will throughout her entire life spam portray only idealistic female roles.

2. According to the nurture theory, predict the gender identity Bruce would express if he were not subjected to gender re-assignment surgery and raised as a boy?
According to this nurture theory, if Bruce had not been subjected to gender re
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2. In light of this newer research on gender identity, what advice would you give parents who are considering gender re-assignment of a male infant who lacks a penis, but has functional testicles?
My advice to parents in this position would be to wait until the child is older and see which gender the child relates to more and then proceed according to that.
3. How would an advocate of the nature theory explain homosexual behavior in men and women?
An advocate of the nature theory would probably say that homosexuality is as a result of environmental factors around us. So for example if a female grows up with 11 brothers and barely has any female friends. The likelihood of her being a lesbian is high because all she will hear daily are her male acquaintances discussing other females.
4. How would an advocate of the nurture theory explain homosexual behavior in men and women?
An advocate of the nurture theory would probably say that homosexuality is as a result of the way in which individuals are grown. So for example if a male is grown by his mom in a single parent household and is grown to be more sensitive than other males; the likely of him…

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