Within this unit, I will be showing great knowledge of Human Growth and Development through the life stages. I will also be considering careers in Health and Social Care sectors as it assists with understanding the needs of individuals whom are at those different stages of life. This unit will be focusing on life events and the debate surrounding nature/nurture.
Explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual- P2
This has been attached to this assignment sheet separately.
Discuss the nature-nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual- M1
What is nature and nurture?
It has been reported that the use of the terms "nature" and "nurture" as a convenient catch-phrase for the roles of heredity and environment in human development can be traced back to 13th century France. Some scientists think that people behave as they do according to genetic predispositions or even "animal instincts." This is known as the "nature" theory of human behaviour. Other scientists believe that people think and behave in certain ways because they are taught to do so. This is known as the "nurture" theory of human behaviour. Fast-growing understanding of the human genome has recently made it clear that both sides are partly right. Nature endows us with inborn abilities and traits; nurture takes these genetic tendencies and moulds them as we learn and mature. End of story, right? Nope. The "nature vs. nurture" debate still rages on, as scientist fight over how much of whom we are is shaped by genes and how much by the environment. (http://genealogy.about.com/cs/geneticgenealogy/a/nature_nurture.htm)
The coding of genes in each cell in us humans determine the different traits that we have, more dominantly on the physical attributes like eye colour, hair colour, ear size, height, and other traits. However, it is still not known whether the more abstract attributes like