Nature vs nurture theories. Anybody?

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Kellyxo
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So I've recently been set the essay title of
"Critically discuss the evidence for the influences of nature and nurture on children’s development."

So far I've spoken about studies of twins and down syndrome but I can't think of any more arguments for the nature side? I was just starting to put the attachment theory in that Bowlby came up with, but I don't really understand how attachment is genetically inherited?



Also can anybody come up with anymore theories or studies I can put in this for nature and nurture?
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Maybe the Kagan and Snidman experiment, works for nature as it's down to inherited differences
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I can't remember the exact study but a colardo adoption study that lasted for over 30 years looked at IQs from children, rasied by biological and adoptive parents from birth. Shockingly, the study found that the correlation of IQ between children and their biological parents who did not raise them and children's who's biological parents had raised them, was the same.
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(Original post by Kellyxo)
Hey guys
So I've recently been set the essay title of
"Critically discuss the evidence for the influences of nature and nurture on children’s development."

So far I've spoken about studies of twins and down syndrome but I can't think of any more arguments for the nature side? I was just starting to put the attachment theory in that Bowlby came up with, but I don't really understand how attachment is genetically inherited?



Also can anybody come up with anymore theories or studies I can put in this for nature and nurture?
If I remember correctly bowlby proposed we have this innate type of programming that pushes us to develop attachments (hence nature) however this attachment and its quality is based on nurture.

You'll have to read bowlbys description of attachment theory to understand fully what hes proposing and simply look at the elements he proposes is innate and preprogrammed. Its been a while since I did psya1 apologies.


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