Presentation on theme: "Nature vs Nurture Which has more influence over how you behave--"— Presentation transcript:
1Nature vs Nurture Which has more influence over how you behave-- Your genetic make-up?orYour environment?Nature vs Nurture
2Nature Traits that we are born with, inherited from parents Some evidence of traits prior to birthResearchers study identical twins in order to compare their tendency toward inherited traits.
3Nurture = Environment Inherited traits are only half of the picture. Family, friends, cultural group – all have influence on your personality.Family – teaches how to behave, good or badModeling – copying the behavior of othersFriends / Peer group – childhood thru teenage years. Am. teens spend over 50% of their time with peers. Influence can be + or -.Culture – each culture places different value on different traits.
4Which has more influence? Neither! Personality is influenced by both.The environment can determine what will “set off” those things we are genetically inclined towards.