Arun Mathew Cherian AP Psychology
9/16/2015 Ms. Prisco Donati
It has been debatable over what truly shapes human behavior. Some believe the natural qualities we are born with contribute to how we behave, and what we do with our lives. Others believe that we are a product of our environment, and that our behavior is acquired from what we learn through our surroundings or the environment. Others argue it is a mixture of both nature and nurture that decides human similarities and differences. While both nature and nurture significantly influence traits of our body and mind, nature most commonly affects the future of your physical stature, and nurture affects more of your personality.
Nature utilizes the genetic coding necessary in physical development and it also provides several positive and negative attributes to a single person. Nevertheless, it is nurture which can be used to enhance positive qualities and decrease the impact of negative characteristics in a person. Without a doubt, nurture assumes a larger part in human advancement. Nurture can accelerate an individual's ability to study and learn new things; because the concept is assimilated with upbringing and encouragement which in turn, increases many positive aspects of human development. Thus, an individual can enhance their learning by practicing to adjust to specific circumstances or environment.
Despite the fact that I have physical traits common to my mother, I share more personality traits with my father. I believe the prevailing cause to this is growing up in the same environment as my dad, as well as his hand in being more involved in my life than my mother. My father and I both grew up in the same environment, playing sports and having a large social atmosphere. My mother, on the other hand, lived in a more family and school dominated environment. Although my mother’s straight hair were more dominant than my dad’s curly one, they only affect my physical appearance. I grew...