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Author(s): Ajitesh Ghose
Subject(s): Semiotics / Semiology, Psycholinguistics, Neuropsychology, Behaviorism
Published by: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus

Summary/Abstract: Is it ‘nature’ or ‘nurture’ that influences human behaviour? Nowadays, most psychologists would probably acknowledge the impact of both nature and nurture when it comes to behavioural outcomes. However, there is still widespread belief in the idea of the environment (nurture) and genes (nature) influencing behaviour via mutually exclusive pathways. Researchers now know that these influences are highly interdependent, and that experience and environment (nurture) can modify genes (nature) in ways, which, in some cases, can also be passed on to subsequent generations.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 17-20
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English