Nature Vs. Nurture?

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    Feb 07, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
    How do you guys observe this? Do you think our behavior is determined by genetic inheritance (nature) or by environment and experience (nurture)? We had a very debatable argument in my psychology class. In the end, we did come up with a solution, but I want to know what you fellows think? icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 07, 2013 6:37 AM GMT


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  • HottJoe

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    Feb 07, 2013 6:39 AM GMT
    Neither. It's demonic possession. Just roll wit it.
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    Feb 07, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
    I found that since it is a part of who I am, it really doesn't matter how it happened.
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    Feb 07, 2013 12:39 PM GMT
    I would guess it starts with genetics and then gets infected by environment..
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    Feb 07, 2013 2:48 PM GMT
    KisukeUkitake saidHow do you guys observe this? Do you think our behavior is determined by genetic inheritance (nature) or by environment and experience (nurture)? We had a very debatable argument in my psychology class. In the end, we did come up with a solution, but I want to know what you fellows think? icon_smile.gif


    What do you mean by "behavior"?
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    Feb 07, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    "behavior" ?!?! Uh,oh...
  • AlexanderTohm...

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    Feb 08, 2013 12:14 AM GMT
    well i studied psychology and we had a similar discussion

    we concluded (due to the many adoption studies) that in the cases of criminal behavior, that criminality could be seen to have a correlation with both nature and nurture.

    whereas theories such as the 'cupboard love theory' clearly suggests that nurture over rides all.

    me personally, idgaf, i am who i am.
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    Feb 08, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
    Some believe its not genetics at all, but chemical / hormonal. This would explain why identical twins are not 100% gay when another is.

    The fear is though that if its chemical / hormonal they could find a "cure" in a sense. But I think the world has better things to invest its time into "curing". Such as cancer, etc.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 08, 2013 1:18 AM GMT
    We're born gay, or lesbian. Bi's are still a mystery. There is a gay gene but maternal stress during pregnancy is the key to turning it on.
  • Medjai

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    Feb 08, 2013 1:19 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidWe're born gay, or lesbian. Bi's are still a mystery. There is a gay gene but maternal stress during pregnancy is the key to turning it on.


    You say it like its fact. While that may be the predominant hypothesis, there is as of yet no definitive evidence supporting any suggestion.
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    Feb 08, 2013 1:30 AM GMT
    My sociology class just had a discussion on nature vs nurture. My thoughts on it are that we are effected by both. For example, being born with certain genetics make sports easier for some people than others, but the nurture part of it is that with practice and dedication (or lack of) contributes to your skills as well. As far as the gay thing goes, I believe that people who are attracted to the same sex whether fully or partially were all born with some degree of those homogeneous tendencies. I also believe that a person's environment can also help bring out more of those tendencies, but don't think they just "appeared one day". I could be wrong, but that's my take on it.
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    Feb 08, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    Nurture.

    My parents are complete opposites, but since I was raised by my mom, I ended up more like her.
  • tommyboi

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    Mar 01, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    I always find this question. As we are all genetic beings who have been brought up in one way or another. As it is impossible to separate the two, a better question would be which has a greater effect on our behaviour/personality etc. Most twin studies including separation twin studies suggest that a lot of things are genetic/created in utero. I would ask why so many people ask questions such as "Is homosexuality genetic or caused by upbringing?" and suggest that these questions distract from the fact that it doesn't matter if it is genetic or upbringing, as long as you are happy with who you are, that's all that matters.
  • wcubrad23

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    Mar 01, 2013 6:29 PM GMT
    Mixture of both. How can you explain sexual fluidity if its totally determined by nature?
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    Mar 01, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    Its either genetic or chemical / hormonal (during the womb) IMO. Probably a combination.
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    Mar 01, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    wcubrad23 saidMixture of both. How can you explain sexual fluidity if its totally determined by nature?
    The brain is wired to feel varying levels of attraction to both sexes, and society determines how each one is expressed.

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    Mar 01, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    Choice.
    Same with pizza.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 02, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    i thought it was based on talent?
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    Mar 03, 2013 12:04 PM GMT
    Doesn't matter much how it came to be, only matters how you use it.