Write your essay in a word processing program ( providing 250-300 words )

The required textbook for this course is:

  • Berger, K. (2014).  The Developing Person, Through the Life Span (9th ed.).   New York:  Worth.

I am african american living in virgnia usa

Pick three of your personality traits (please choose traits that you are comfortable sharing with the instructor).   For each trait discuss:

  • What are the genetic origins of the trait?  What evidence do you have that this trait is partially influenced by your nature?
  • What are the environmental origins of the trait (e.g., your culture, childhood experiences, media, etc.)?  What evidence do you have that this trait is partially influenced by your nurture? 

Write your essay in a word processing program ( providing 250-300 words )  and save the essay to your computer as a .doc or docx file (Microsoft Word format).    This is the format we will use for most essays in this course. Click the link above called Nature-nurture assignment submission and attach your file.  View Submitting an Assignment if you need help with this step.   Be sure to click the Submit button or I will not receive your file.

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is for you to explore, identify and apply how both nature and nurture influence your behavioral traits.

Grading

This assignment is worth 20 points.  It is due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday night of the third week.  Late assignments will be reduced by 3 points each day late and will no longer be accepted 1 week after the due date.

This assignment will be graded by the inclusion and analysis of three separate personality traits.  The analysis will be graded for completeness and accuracy of connection to the concepts of genes and environment. 

The assignment will also be graded for writing quality.  Proofread for spelling and grammar as numerous writing errors will reduce your grade by 10%.  References are required on this assignment and failure to properly reference assignments in APA format will result in 10% grade reduction.

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