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Heredity Vs. Environment Does one influence the development of children more than another??

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1 Heredity Vs. Environment Does one influence the development of children more than another??

2 Heredity Heredity includes all of the traits from blood relatives that are passed down to a child. Heredity includes all of the traits from blood relatives that are passed down to a child. Heredity is passed down through the genes. Heredity is passed down through the genes. Genes carry the inborn instructions that help make a person what he or she is. Genes carry the inborn instructions that help make a person what he or she is.

3 Environment It includes first hand experiences from which the children learn. It includes first hand experiences from which the children learn. What children hear or read is also part of their environment, as are their relationships with others. What children hear or read is also part of their environment, as are their relationships with others. The environment includes physical conditions such as food and rest. The environment includes physical conditions such as food and rest.

4 Another way to say this is… Another way to say this is… NATURE VS. NURTURE It has been argued over time as to which one has a greater influence on our development- It has been argued over time as to which one has a greater influence on our development-Thoughts???

5 Lets look at the following traits and see what influences them…

6 Hair Color Heredity

7 Color of Eyes Heredity Heredity

8 General Health of the Baby Both Both

9 Personality Traits of the Child Both Both

10 Physical Strength Both

11 Relationship With Family & Friends Environment

12 Level of Education Environment Environment

13 Body Type Heredity Heredity

14 Weight Both Both

15 IQ Both

16 Birth Defects Both Both

17 Risk Taking Both Both


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