The debate of whether genetic Nature or the environmental aspects of Nurturing pulls more weight in human development is a long-standing aspect of the arena of Psychology. Which aspect carries more weight: genetics or upbringing?
Genetics determine who you are long before your experiences.
Noam Chomsky said it best when referring to language.
Chomsky determined that linguistic ability is predetermined by the genetic "initial state" of the Language Acquisition Device.
Nurturing determines who you will become through experience.
Bobo suffered for science.
Albert Bandura used Bobo dolls to prove that aggression is a learned action.
Nature and Nurture intertwine and weave humanity.
Epigenetics is the best of both worlds.
The ability for your environment to affect which traits you exhibit is a vote for both Nature and Nurture.
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