• Why is it flawed to ask how much of a particular behavior is due to genetics and how much is due to experience? • Why is it appropriate to separate the contributions of genetics and experience when measuring the development of differences among individuals?
Pro-nature and Pro-nurture perspectives
I believe that it is flawed to ask how much a particular behavior is due to genetics and hoe much is due to experience because you will never be able to really get an exact amount for each. Every individual’s genetics are different and every individual’s experiences are different as well. Even if two different individuals were to experience the same situation they might not get the same thing out of the experience than the other individual that has experienced the same thing. For example: siblings have the same genetics if they have the same parents, especially twins. Lets say that they both grow up in a home that is constantly dirty and their parents have an attitude like they do not really care about anything. One of the siblings might grow up to do and feel the same way as their parents and the other sibling might get something completely different out of the situation. The other sibling might grow up and have OCD about having a clean home because of the environment that they grew up in. I believe that it is important to separate the contributions of genetics and experience as well as possible when measuring the development of differences among individuals because genetics you are not always able to change but the things that an individual learns through experience are learned and anything that an individual is capable of learning they are also capable of unlearning if it is unwanted learned material.