nurture and nature

Nature/Nurture Developmental science focuses on the various contributions to development, and whether they lean toward the genetic side of things (nature) or environmental (nurture). Choose from one of the following topics.

  • Child obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Adolescent depression

Write a paper describing in detail the “nature” (primarily genetic, inherited) contributions to this condition as well as the “nurture” contributions. For example, explaining the inherited reasons for a child to be obese will require that you visit, read, summarize, and cite medical sites. As a general rule of thumb, at least 1.5 pages should focus on “Nature” contributions to the issue at hand and at least 1.5 pages should focus on “Nurture” contributions. Your research must include at least 2 journal articles or books. This paper requirement means that you need to include at least two primary sources in your paper

It is recommended that you spend at least a page and a half discussing “nature” for this topic and a page and at least a half discussing “nurture.” Finally, conclude the paper by indicating which side (nature, nurture) gives the strongest contribution to this condition, or whether they are both needed.

 I. Introduction. Introduce your topic.

 II. Description and research on “nature” components 

III. Description and research on “nurture” components IV. Evaluation: which side (nature, nurture) most strongly contributes?