Man is explicable bynothing less than all his history.

One potential danger in applications from research on nature versus nurture concerns concluding that nurture is the primary influence on development, thus leading to the erroneous conclusion, once held by the behaviorists, that biology and basic human needs do not need to be considered when designing or implementing educational or other service programs. A more detailed discussion and critique of denying nature’s influence on human beings is provided by Pinker (2002). Pinker discusses the historical influence of the notion of the human mind as a blank slate and how that can lead to a plethora of problems when trying to design and implement social service programs and create public policy.

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In adoption studies for intelligence, Nyborg (1997) stated that the IQs of the adopted child is related to the IQs of his or her adoptive parents and non biological siblings. By this is meant that the environment the individual is in can also help in developing his or her intelligence. In contrast, according to (G pg 318), the influence of the non biological parents and siblings of the adoptee will decline as age decline. Following that, the IQs of the adopted children is highly similar to their biological parents than their adoptive parents. From this, it can be said that both genetic and environment influence the adoptees in their development in intelligence.


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In his Study of History Toynbee describes the rise and decline of 23 civilisations.

One of the most persistent issues in the field of psychology is the nature versus nurture debate. This debate concerns how much of an individual, and who s/he is, can be attributed either to nature (i.e., inborn tendencies or genetic factors) or to nurture (i.e., learning or environmental factors). This debate can be one of the most contentious issues in psychology because of the potential serious political ramifications of nature/nurture findings (de Waal, 1999). Although the science of psychology has entered the 21st century, it seems that the nature versus nurture debate will continue to be an active part of psychological research for many areas, including research on intelligence, personality, and mental illness. This research paper will begin with a general overview of the history of the nature/nurture question, focusing on the history of psychology and how psychologists have emphasized the different sides of this debate over time. Next, we discuss current approaches in psychology relevant to the nature/nurture debate and possibly the most controversial aspect of this debate today (i.e., the heritability of intelligence). In addition, the research methods that psychologists have at their disposal to help them determine whether a trait has genetic or environmental influences will be described. Lastly, we discuss the complexities of trying to apply research from the nature versus nurture debate.


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It was in this context that he read Spengler's Decline of the West and although there is some superficial similarity, both men describe the rise, flowering and decline of civilisations, their work moved in different directions.

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Toynbee saw his own views as being more scientific and empirical than Spengler's, he described himself as a "metahistorian" whose "intelligible field of study" was civilization.

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His over-arching analysis was the place of moral and religious challenge, and response to such challenge, as the reason for the robustness or decline of a civilisation.

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Although he found the uniformity of the patterns, particularly of disintegration, sufficiently regular to reduce to graphs, and even though he formulated definite laws of development such as "challenge and response," Toynbee insisted that the cyclical pattern could, and should, be broken.