Introduction

There has always been a lot of controversy
regarding the Nature vs Nurture debate. Many psychologists are trying to figure
out whether human behavior is determined by nature or nurture. Nature alludes
to whether genetic information affects human development and behavior. Nurture
alludes to all the environmental factors that influences our personality and
behaviors, including childhood experiences, development, and culture. The
debate starts to become more perplex and intricate when questions are brought
to the table. For instance, determining whether nature or nurture is involved
in the development of hyperactivity and homosexuality.

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 Hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is a condition in which people
experience attention difficulty, fidgeting, anger, or mood swings. Hyperactivity
is a combination of environmental and genetic components. Research shows that
Seventy five to eighty percent of variation in hyperactivity traits is the
result of genetic factors with the rest being environmental. Studies have shown
that there is a genetic link to hyperactivity. Individuals identified with
hyperactivity may have blood relatives who have lived their lives with the same
disorder. It can be a genetic disorder that can be passed on to their
offspring. Although there has been research that hyperactivity has been linked
genetically, there have also been cases that hyperactivity is linked to
environmental factors. According to a study done in 2013, by the US New England
Children’s Amalgam Trial, concluded that children with high blood
concentrations aged 8–15 years were associated with hyperactivity disorder. This
concludes that both environmental and genetic factors are linked to hyperactivity.

 

 

                                                               Homosexuality

Homosexuality on the other hand has to do with
only environmental factors. While a child starts developing into a teenager
they start to become curious and are more prone to want to experiment with the
opposite gender. The child might be concerned about experimenting, but the
environmental factors such as those who influence the child can give a push to
him or her to try it out and see how the person feels. Various scientific
research have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that has set a
genetic cause for homosexuality. Many scientists have stated that sexual orientation
is a matter of self-declaration. To be homosexual is a self-chosen identity
that many choose to be. Nurture has found its way in homosexuality and the
environmental factors that lead people to affirm they are homosexual.

 

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