Title: The Influence of Nature vs. Nurture on Human Development
Objective: To understand the contributions of nature and nurture to human development, and to evaluate their relative importance.
Research and analyze the current literature on the debate between nature and nurture in psychology, focusing on their respective roles in shaping behavior, personality, and cognitive abilities.
Identify the key theoretical perspectives that address the nature vs. nurture issue, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and evolutionary psychology.
Evaluate the evidence for and against the influence of nature and nurture in different domains of human development, such as intelligence, personality, and mental health.
Write a 1-2 page essay that summarizes your findings, highlighting the main arguments and evidence on both sides of the debate, and discussing the implications for understanding human development and individual differences.
Use at least five credible sources to support your arguments, and include proper citations and a reference page.
Submit your essay in a Word document, double-spaced with 12-point font and one-inch margins.
Depth of research and analysis (30 points) Clarity of argument and organization (20 points) Application of relevant theory and concepts (20 points) Use of credible sources and proper citations (15 points) Writing style and grammar (15 points) Total Points: 100