Nature vs Nurture, Parenting, Development

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“In 1990, Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr. and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota published a striking finding: About 70 percent of the variance in IQ found in their particular sample of identical twins was found to be associated with genetic variation. Furthermore, identical twins reared apart were eerily similar to identical twins reared together on various measures of personality, occupational and leisure-time interests, and social attitudes.”

“In reality, all biological and psychological characteristics are constructed during development, when genes interact with local environmental factors that can be influenced by the broader environment. Therefore, gene-environment interactions are understood to drive the development of all of our characteristics. Naked DNA (or RNA) is simply not sufficient to produce psychological or biological traits.”

“Take the most essential element: a child needs to be raised in a family, almost any kind of family, to develop the ability to speak a language. Since every single person in twin studies checks that box — that is, they are raised in a family of some sort — this factor never varies and thus does not predict differences in ability to speak a language. But does this mean that the variable “has a family” doesn’t matter in determining whether or not a person develops the ability to speak a language? Of course not! That’s like saying that water has no influence on a fish’s development because all fish live in water. Just because a variable doesn’t vary doesn’t mean it has no causal impact on a particular outcome.”

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Kaufman, Scott Barry. Huffington Post. Huffington Post, 27 March. 2011.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-barry-kaufman/nature-vs-nurture_b_837915.html>.

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Kaufman, S. (27 March, 2011). 8 Surprising Facts About Parenting, Genes and What Really Makes Us Who We Are. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-barry-kaufman/nature-vs-nurture_b_837915.html

In-Text: (Kaufman, 2011)

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