M1 – the nature – nurture debate
Philosophers and theorist have argued that it is the way we are born to be the way we are. Whereas other theorists have argued that it is the way we are brought up and influenced by our surroundings that makes us the way we are.
The way we look can be argued to be mainly due to nature, the genes we inherit from our parents makes us look the way we do. For example, when people say “don’t you look like your mother/father” Genetic inheritance can determine our eye colour, whether we have curly or straight hair or how tall we will be. We also can inherit certain disease which can have an impact on our health. However, we can make decision on how we look and can change our appearance. There are many different cosmetic procedures that can be done to alter the way we look. How we live our lives and the choices we make can have an impact on how we look. For example, eating junk food and not exercising ca lead to obesity.
The environment we are brought up and the experiences we have can influence our health which contributes to physical development. An example of how nature and nurture affect physical development is, we may carry genes that increase our risk of diabetes, but if we eat a healthy diet and get sufficient exercise, we may not develop the disease. Genes we inherit can affect our health. For example, a daughter is more likely to have breast cancer if her mother has had it. However, our life choices and the environment can increase our chances of having breast cancer. For example, if we smoke.
I will be evaluating the adolescence and older adult hood life stages.
The physical and social development for an adolescence has a nurture affect because teenagers will by clothes that are in magazines this means that they are being influenced by the environment around them. Adolescences may get the same hair styles as celebrities because they think that this is cool and trendy this is also influenced by the...