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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ashley Stancil #12 1/3 Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. nurture has always been a huge debate among social sciences. Biologists and psychologists both believe that biological factors contribute to the way humans learn and develop, whereas, sociologists believe that culture contributions to the way humans learn and develop. Today sociologists believe that peoples’ attitudes are either natured or nurtured. I believe that when we are babies, we are nurtured into thinking and behaving a certain way, but as we grow older society shapes our thinking and behavior. I believe nurture plays a very important role in a person’s life, but in the end its nature that determines what choices a person will make.
            From the time that I was born up until the age of five, I was nurtured by my parents and others who were a part of my primary group. A primary group is a group made up of people that hold great significance in your life. During this stage of my life I learned the behavior of these people. My language, the way I did different things, and even the foods I ate were similar to these people. For example, if my parents spoke Spanish, then that would be the primary language I speak. This is an example of culture. Culture is the values that members of a specific group share. Since the time I was born, I have been nurtured by a certain culture. The way I talk, the foods I like, and the values I hold are all reflected by my culture. This is what I believe.


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