Turn on thread page Beta

Born bad? | Nature or Nurture? watch

  • View Poll Results: Nature or Nurture?
    Nature, born bad
    2
    22.22%
    Nurture, society has done it
    7
    77.78%

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    Nature or nature, what's your opinion? Okay so I know that this has probably been asked hundreds of times but what is your opinion on the matter? In my opinion I think people who commit the most depraved acts, such as rape or murder, were born bad. I believe that for them to commit such acts they had to be born lacking something, such as empathy. Anyway that's my opinion, I'd love to know what you all think
    Offline

    18
    Both, though I don't claim to know in what proportion.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    someone explain how someone can be born bad?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Mm, I believe it has to be both.
    Maybe factors in our life affects the way our brain works, which is the place where all thoughts, behaviours etc derive from.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    A mixture of both although human nature in general tends to be bad by default
    • Political Ambassador
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Political Ambassador
    Cue A Level Psychology students flooding in all shouting Diathesis stress model

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by StudyJosh)
    someone explain how someone can be born bad?
    If you assume that genes determine your personality then your genetics can determine whether you are overly aggressive, lack empathy, can't control yourself etc.

    I think it's clearly not as simple as one or the other. I read an analogy that goes something like - your genetics load the gun and then the environment pulls the trigger. I.e. you have to have some predisposing factors to begin with but even someone with those predisposing factors could be an upstanding member of society if they aren't exposed to environmental factors which lead them to offend. I think environment + upbringing are probably the most important factors.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    bad to the bone

    (Original post by StudyJosh)
    someone explain how someone can be born bad?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by doodle_333)
    If you assume that genes determine your personality then your genetics can determine whether you are overly aggressive, lack empathy, can't control yourself etc.

    I think it's clearly not as simple as one or the other. I read an analogy that goes something like - your genetics load the gun and then the environment pulls the trigger. I.e. you have to have some predisposing factors to begin with but even someone with those predisposing factors could be an upstanding member of society if they aren't exposed to environmental factors which lead them to offend. I think environment + upbringing are probably the most important factors.
    I agree with you there. As humans our instinct is to kill, I believe that over time these "qualities" of a killer, such as a lack of empathy, have gradually diminished; however in a person who would commit such an act I think these "qualities" are present. And I love the analogy which you have used, ultimately society and the surroundings which you are exposed to will light the fire - or pull the trigger..
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by doodle_333)
    If you assume that genes determine your personality then your genetics can determine whether you are overly aggressive, lack empathy, can't control yourself etc.

    I think it's clearly not as simple as one or the other. I read an analogy that goes something like - your genetics load the gun and then the environment pulls the trigger. I.e. you have to have some predisposing factors to begin with but even someone with those predisposing factors could be an upstanding member of society if they aren't exposed to environmental factors which lead them to offend. I think environment + upbringing are probably the most important factors.
    yes i agree but that person is still not born bad - just predisposed to be bad...
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 17, 2017
Poll
Favourite type of bread
Useful resources

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.