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Nurture Over Nature Essay Emerson

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Nurture Over Nature
Most males and females responsibilities are shaped by our society. As we grow up our parents hold us to the stereotypes that they were raised in during their generation. As a boy we were taught to never cry, to and show your feelings, and to be brave. As a female they were taught to be innocent, classy, and to be beautiful. I personally think that our gender is influenced by our culture/society (nurture). As a young adolescence we are taught to be in our lanes. Meaning that if you were a girl you would do girl things such as; playing with dolls, dressing up, and being innocent. As young boys we were taught that being tough was being a boy. Being that “tough” boy means being emotionally tough, physically tough, and…show more content…

In the second video we watched it told us about the relationship between violence and being a male. The graph shows the comparison with males and violence due to the stereotypes of being a male. Males where killing other males to show their bravery and strength, and to show the power of a man over a woman. Also in the video it said that it was men eighteen to thirty-six (18 - 36) years old that were causing the violence. The men that were interview also agreed to the stereotypes standards of being a man. They said in order to be a man you had to be brave, strong, independent, powerful, and more. If you were a man but not living up to those expectations you would be known as soft, a baby, a girl, an explicit word I cannot use, and also more. It all starts with how you are raised. If you are raised in an environment that is bias towards some things you may grow up being bias towards it too. Most of what I feel is from experience. When I was playing football and gotten hit “too hard” I wanted to quit but my father would not let me because I “was not manly” to quit something without finishing it. It was the way I was raised that made me a think that it was nurture over

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The Nature vs. Nurture Debate

No change in circumstances can repair a defect of character. Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the great controversial debates in Psychology is determining if characteristics and behavior are primarily due to genetics or the environment. We can now readily accept that genes determine our eye color, height, blood type, and other biological factors. Do these same genes that determine anatomy also determine our tendency towards traits such as violence, homosexuality or alcoholism? Some Psychologists, such as Freud, will argue that the home environment is primarily responsible for molding personality, while others cry genotype. There have been countless studies to find out if our destiny is written in…show more content…

If media exposure is to blame, then it is conceivable to assume that all children will eventually display similar behavior. To examine another theory, Dean Hamer, a geneticist at the National Institute of Health, has found evidence that biology could play a part in determining violent behavior (Pool, 1997). He found that low serotonin levels in the brain contribute to violent tendencies. So which theory explains Kinkle's outburst of seemingly senseless brutality? Based on the evidence that he was raised in a wholesome community, the most comfortable answer is a biological dysfunction he was born with, perhaps low serotonin production. We as a society do not want to believe that we are capable of producing abhorrent individuals, therefore it is easy to choose nature over nurture as an explanation, even though it is most likely a combination of the two.
One of today's most controversial arguments is whether homosexuality is due to chromosomal predetermination or a conscious decision. This argument is fueled by religious conviction, scientific findings, and standard social structure. Individuals with certain religious beliefs that cannot believe that God would make or accept a homosexual support their thoughts by quoting from The Bible, specifically Leviticus. To defend that theory, passages such as Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as with a

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