The debate concerning the influence of inherited traits and abilities compared to the influence of environment on human development has been argued for decades. The required reading this week provides information on the extent of which human development and behavior is the result of nature (heredity) and of nurture (environmental influences).
In this discussion you will debate nature vs. nurture. Below is your assigned debate grouping by the first letter of your last name:
- A-M: Proponent of Nature
Due by Day 3: For this debate, you must develop a persuasive, research-based argument showing the extent to which your assigned influence affects development. Be sure to utilize both the course text as well as other scholarly resources to support your argument. Remember, you are arguing that either nature or nurture is the most important influence on development.
Due by Day 7: Your final post will be an articulation of your own beliefs about nature vs. nurture. What, in your opinion, is the most reasonable one-paragraph resolution of this controversy?