psy201 nature_nuture worksheet

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Nature, Nurture or an Interaction?

For the following examples, decide whether the situation is a result of nature, nurture, or an interaction of the two. Explain your reasoning.

Peter

Peter, a 2-year-old only child, displays a bad temper by running to his room and slamming the door when he is angry.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
nurture

Justify your answer:
I believe this is nurture, because maybe he is spoiled and use to getting his way.

Amelia

Amelia receives high marks in math. Amelia’s mother is surprised because she never did well in math.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
interaction

Justify your answer:
I believe it is a combination of both, maybe her father was good at math and that may be one of her favorite subjects in school

Chauncey

Chauncey almost drowned in the pool when he was 5-years old. Susequently. He is afraid to go swimming years after the experience.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
nature

Justify your answer:
Once you go through a horrifying experience it stays with you and becomes a fear

Moriah

Moriah was born with Down Syndrome (Trisomy-21).

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
nature

Justify your answer:
You can’t help how one is born maybe the jean is hereditary

Patrick and Erick

Patrick and Erick are identical twins. They were separated at birth, but then were reunited while in elementary school. Interestingly enough, they are both very talented in soccer.

Is this nature, nurture, or an interaction?
interaction

Justify your answer:
Maybe their parents are into soccer and I believe everyone is born with a passion
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