Forum 1: Nature vs Nurture (initial post due by Wednesday, January 24; responses due by Sunday, January 28) – This assignment centers on analyzing and discussing the differences between theorists who focused on either “nature” or “nurture” in their research and comparing and contrasting their theories in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.
There are several theorists mentioned in Chapter 1 of your text. Choose one (1) ‘nature’ based theorist and one (1) ‘nurture’ based theorist and compare and contrast their theories. Which theorist had the “better” explanation, in your opinion? Why?
NOTE: Your response must be written in your own words; however you MUST use information from the text and/or other sources to support your response. If using the text, the page number(s) MUST be cited, and if using other sources, the link(s), page numbers, etc MUST be cited.
Here are some examples of theorists from the Chapter to choose from: Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, John B. Watson, B.F. Skinner, Albert Bandura, Jean Piaget, Information Processing theorists (no name(s) needed for this one), Cognitive Neuroscience theorists (no name(s) needed for this one), Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Lev Vygotsky, Charles Darwin, and Konrad Lorenz.
This analysis must be 150-200 words (NO MORE THAN 200 WORDS!)