Psychological Theories on Nature versus Nurture - Dictionary of Arguments
Upton I 2
Nature vs. nurture/psychological theories/Upton: In this context, nature refers to traits, abilities and capacities that are inherited. It includes anything produced by the predetermined unfolding of genetic information. Development that relies on nature alone is known as maturation.
Nurture refers to the environmental influences that shape development. This includes the way we are raised as children, the attitudes and behaviours of our peer group, our experiences and even the choices we make as we get older. Societal factors, such as the socio-economic circumstances in which we find ourselves, may also be important._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Developmental Psychology 2011