Relationship Between Biological Natures And Nurture

1910 Words Nov 2nd, 2014 8 Pages
Introduction The debate between the roles of nature and nurture in human development is one of the oldest arguments in the field of anthropology (Sincero, 2012). Villines (2014) argues in his article that this debate should be retired altogether, since it is impossible to neatly separate the nature from nurture. This essay aims to critically evaluate the relationship between biological natures and nurture which specifically focusing on culture with respect to a controversial topic of eating disorder; anorexia nervosa. People suffering from anorexia nervosa often being associated with excessive food restriction, an intense fear of weight gain and obsession of having a slender figure which recent research has shown that personality trait, media influence, culture and genetics factors all contributing to its prevalence (National Institute of Mental Health, 2001; Joy, 2006). As of now, we know that both nature and nurture are the contribution factors to the development of anorexia nervosa, but what is yet to discover is whether eating disorder developed majorly because of nature or due to nurture. Therefore, in order to critically assess and find a solid answer to this matter, the first part of the essay will examine the aspect of nature, in particular the coding of genes in us humans which might contribute to the development and continuance of anorexia nervosa. The second part of the essay will then focus on the discussion that culture on the other hand also plays an important…
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