|Module 20: Nature and Nurture in Psychology
|Module 20 explains and discusses the nature-nurture question: How much of
behavior can be attributed to genetics and heredity, and how much can be
attributed to non-genetic influences such as upbringing? The opening of the
module explains the nature-nurture question.
|Next, the module provides a brief explanation of basic genetics and its
influence on behavior. How psychology tries to study the influences of nature
and nurture, primarily studies on twins, is included.
|Lastly, Module 20 details the influence of the environment on behavior. Early learning and brain development, peer
and parental influences, as well as how culture impacts our everyday lives are