Nurture The Nature Essay

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Nurture Over Nature
Most males and females responsibilities are shaped by our society. As we grow up our parents hold us to the stereotypes that they were raised in during their generation. As a boy we were taught to never cry, to and show your feelings, and to be brave. As a female they were taught to be innocent, classy, and to be beautiful. I personally think that our gender is influenced by our culture/society (nurture). As a young adolescence we are taught to be in our lanes. Meaning that if you were a girl you would do girl things such as; playing with dolls, dressing up, and being innocent. As young boys we were taught that being tough was being a boy. Being that “tough” boy means being emotionally tough, physically tough, and…show more content…

In the second video we watched it told us about the relationship between violence and being a male. The graph shows the comparison with males and violence due to the stereotypes of being a male. Males where killing other males to show their bravery and strength, and to show the power of a man over a woman. Also in the video it said that it was men eighteen to thirty-six (18 - 36) years old that were causing the violence. The men that were interview also agreed to the stereotypes standards of being a man. They said in order to be a man you had to be brave, strong, independent, powerful, and more. If you were a man but not living up to those expectations you would be known as soft, a baby, a girl, an explicit word I cannot use, and also more. It all starts with how you are raised. If you are raised in an environment that is bias towards some things you may grow up being bias towards it too. Most of what I feel is from experience. When I was playing football and gotten hit “too hard” I wanted to quit but my father would not let me because I “was not manly” to quit something without finishing it. It was the way I was raised that made me a think that it was nurture over

Essay on Nature vs Nurture Debate

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Nature vs Nurture Debate

Nature versus Nurture is the issue of the degree to which environment and heredity influence behavior and development. In this issue nature can be defined as, behaviors due to heredity. Which means behaviors are based on the genetic makeup of an individual and is an influence of the individuals' growth and development throughout life. On the other hand nurture are causes of behaviors that are environmental. Which means the influence is from, parents, siblings, family, friends and all other experiences to which the individual is exposed to.

Throughout my childhood, I didn't grow up free of environmental influences nor did I develop without being affected by my inherited genetic makeup. I think…show more content…

In reading stories about identical twins my point of view is easily understood. Various types of psychologist have analyzed the study of identical twins. It shows that individuals with the same genetic make-up can be totally different, when it comes to personality. Nurture promotes the twins to grow up as separate individuals. Its a lot better if a twin has his or her own personality rather than the same exact personality of the other half. I think this great debate weighs heavier on the nurture side. As a child my parents, and sibling overshadowed my genetic make-up. No matter how much I thought my physical traits made me behave. It did not affect me more than the things that I had seen and been exposed to. The more things that I had seen around and experienced made me the person that I am today. If my genetic make-up was totally different, to a certain extent, I am sure that I?d behave the same way that I do presently. There are exceptions to that. For instance if I were six foot five and one hundred and ninety pounds, I?d most likely be in the NBA and be really rich. I think if I was really rich and in the NBA I wouldn?t have the same worries that I have today. Even if before I were in the NBA I would have lots of attention and have a lot more confidence. So to an extent I would change a little if my genetic make-up were different. In a sense, genetic make-up is just a competitor to the environmental factors

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