Presentation on theme: "Nature vs Nurture Which has more influence over how you behave--"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nature vs Nurture Which has more influence over how you behave-- Your genetic make-up?orYour environment?Nature vs Nurture
2 Nature 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.
3 Nurture = 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.
4 Which has more influence? Neither! Personality is influenced by both.The environment can determine what will “set off” those things we are genetically inclined towards.