Do you think that behavior is due to environmental factors (nurture) or innate tendencies (nature)?

Assignment 2: Nature vs. Nurture

Do you think that behavior is due to environmental factors (nurture) or innate tendencies (nature)? Provide an example of a behavioral characteristic and explain how it may have developed through the influence of experience, heredity, or both.

Next, considering Darwin’s principle of natural selection, give two examples of structural or behavioral characteristics that might confer selective advantages to human beings over other animals.

By Saturday, January 23, 2016, post your answers to the Discussion Area, thoroughly explaining your answers and using scholarly references to support your argument. Review and respond to at least three classmates’ discussion posts through Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Share your perspectives on their topics and offer your interest in and experience with the topics they have chosen.

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