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Week 3 Essay

  • Submitted by: deannagracee
  • on June 25, 2014
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 471 words

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Nature, Nurture or an Interaction?

For the following examples, decide whether the situation is a result of nature, nurture, or an interaction of the two. Explain your reasoning.


Peter, a 2-year-old only child, displays a bad temper by running to his room and slamming the door when he is angry.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
|Nurture                                             |

Justify your answer:
|I believe that this is a learned behavior that Peter has picked up from his environment, whether it is from his siblings, parents or         |
|daycare/school. If Peter were taught early that running to your room and slamming the door is inappropriate behavior, his behavior would be |
|different. If, when Peter was angry, his parents had discussion with him, his behavior would be different.                                   |


Amelia receives high marks in math. Amelia’s mother is surprised because she never did well in math.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
|Interaction                                         |

Justify your answer:
|Just because Amelia’s mother did not do well in math does not mean that Amelia cannot have the proper interaction with her math teacher so   |
|that she pulls high marks! Interaction in class would probably have been different than when her mother was in school, and it is probable   |
|that teaching strategies were also different from mom’s time to Amelia’s. Proper interaction within the students of the class and with the   |
|teacher would make all the difference in the world.                                                                                         |


Chauncey almost drowned in the pool when he was 5-years old. Subsequently, He is afraid to go swimming years after the experience.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
|I would say Nurture                                 |

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