nature – (noun) “[T]he influence of our genetic makeup on self-development” (OpenStax College 2012).
nurture – (noun) “[T]he role that our social environment plays in self-development” (OpenStax College 2012).
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- An oft debated topic in the social sciences is whether nature or nurture exerts more control on an individual or society.
OpenStax College. 2012. Why Socialization Matters. Connexions, May 7, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42821/1.2/).