We separate everything about ourselves into two categories, nature vs. nurture. The debate over nature vs. nurture focuses on relative contributions that influence our human behavior, such as personality, cognitive traits, or temperament and psychopathology (McLeod). Our world has evolved so much that we have things that we use to nurture ourselves and hide that natural part of ourselves, that is why we have two separate ideas that make up our lives, nature vs. nurture.
Nature is anything that is natural and not made or changed by humankind. Nature is the genes and hereditary factors that make us who we are, such as our physical appearance (Cherry). Some examples of nature are our eye color, blood group, and height. Nurture is anything not natural and has been developed by humankind. Nurture is all environmental factors that make us who we are, such as body weight and hair length. Some other examples of environmental factors could be early childhood experiences, our social relationships, and our surrounding culture (Cherry).
A perfect example of nurture is hair dye. Hair dye is made by humankind which makes it nurture. Hair dye has recently become a big part of my life. I have dyed my hair many times in the past year, and what I have learned about it is that it is not natural. Nurture is the complete opposite of biological/genetic predispositions (MedicineNet). When I dye my hair, I am nurturing it to hide my natural/genetic color. By changing my hair color, I change something natural about myself. Hair dye is made by humankind which makes it nurture.
Nature vs. nurture are two separate ideas that can make up who we are as individuals. Natural qualities of ourselves are biological/genetics that we are born with. Nurture is anything developed or changed by humankind. Some ideas, such as height or freckles, can be natural or nurtured. This topic can be a huge debate in our world today because everyone has different beliefs whether things are natural or are nurtured. What’s something about you that natural or nurtured?
Cherry, Kendra. “What to Know about Nature vs. Nurture.” Verywell Mind, Verywell Mind, 1 July 2019, https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-nature-versus-nurture-2795392.
“Nature vs. Nurture: Effects on Genes, Mental & Physical Health.” MedicineNet, MedicineNet, 17 Dec. 2019, https://www.medicinenet.com/nature_vs_nurture_theory_genes_or_environment/article.htm.
Mcleod, Saul. “Nature vs. Nurture in Psychology.” Nature Nurture in Psychology | Simply Psychology, https://www.simplypsychology.org/naturevsnurture.html.
I am impressed by your post, “Nature vs Nurture” because it is outstanding how two things can get confused as similarities when it is completely the opposite of what the other is. I think that it is clear that the difference from nature to nurture is that nature is something that comes naturally like natural curly hair and nurture is something that happens unnaturally like using a hair curler to curl your hair.
Something that you wrote that really stood out to me was when you explained what nuruture was in clear way. I liked that you said that something nurture is human made instead of making it more complex I feel like the way you said it made it easier to understand.
Thank you for writing this article and informing us readers about the differences from nature and nurture. I hope that I can find more information from you because it is interesting to see what you have to say.
Hi Luis and Emily
All those references to naturally curly hair and unnatural hair curlers had me thinking. It’s a strong image. I’m wondering if Emily’s post inspired you to look anything up as well.
For example, I started thinking differently about this issue after reading this article by Steven Pinker, “Why nature & nurture won’t go away.” He argues:
Seems to me there’s a lot more to explore here.
I am intrigued about your post, “Nature vs. Nurture,” because I always wondered what the difference between the two was. Also, I was very drawn to your post and wanted to learn more about Nature vs. Nurture after reading.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: Nurture is anything not natural and has been developed by humankind. Nurture is all environmental factors that make us who we are, such as body weight and hair length. Some other examples of environmental factors could be early childhood experiences, our social relationships, and our surrounding culture (Cherry).” I think this is interesting because I didn’t know nurture has to do with things that aren’t natural like our hair choices or relationships. This makes me think a lot about how nature and nurture plays a role in our daily lives.
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