Topics: Present, Time, Affect Pages: 4 (1389 words) Published: January 28, 2013
Independent research: Discussion Section
“Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select – doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors.” – John B. Watson. -------------------------------------------------

This quote, from a specialist psychologist, supports my arguments for: -------------------------------------------------

Do childhood experiences affect a person in later life?
How does daily behaviour change an adolescent’s later life, (i.e.?) -------------------------------------------------
How do family, routine and structure have a positive impact on a child’s development? -------------------------------------------------


Childhood Experiences
To start my idea of Childhood experiences affecting later life, the biological base of behaviour needs to be looked into. A lot of people have tried to prove that genetics play an important role in many aspects of behaviour, these people have proved that complex behaviours related to personality psychopathology and cognition are all influenced to some degree by genetics, this comes into the idea of parents influencing a childhood, but no so to the point where experiences of that child caused by the adult affect that child. It just gives a basic idea of how parents do influence children. Childhood experiences are often discussed by people seeking psychiatric therapeutic help. And the therapist/psychologist helping them often reverts back to a beings childhood to uncover problems. In essence if you study a character deeply, and if they are willing to be questioned...
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