natureyou mean hereditary genetic makeup and that by nurture
Identical twins raised apart would be ideal subjects for an experiment. Make sure you understand that identical twins have exactly the same genetic makeup, so any inherited traits, including all physical traits, would be exactly the same, but if raised separately, the twins would grow up with different environmental influences
Both genes and environment may have influenced each of the traits on the worksheet. The Human Genome Project has helped to identify genes linked to behaviors, such as addiction, thrill seeking, and depression, as well as genes linked to diseases and physical traits. Even physical traits, such as obesity, are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
Due-Friday May 18th 2006
Review questions use the readings to help answer the questions they are your opinion and your findings. If you have any questions email me.
-How are the findings summarized?
-What do you think the data say about nature versus nurture?
-Compare the data for identical and fraternal twins. What conclusions does the study draw about nature versus nurture?
-If you are not a twin, would you rather be an identical or a fraternal twin? Why? What do you think would be some of the challenges of being a twin? If you are a twin, write a couple of sentences about the experience. Is it fun? Difficult? If you have other siblings, is your relationship with your twin different from the relationship with your other siblings? If so, what makes it different?
nature you mean hereditary genetic makeup and that by nurture you mean the things that happen to a person after birth, including treatment by parents, peers, community, and society. Let students know that another name for the nature-nurture controversy is the heredity-versus-environment controversy.
Now that you have a better understanding about Nature vs nurture you will be ready to go on to the next chapter.