The nature vs nurture debate is the most argued debate for the past years. It is difficult to figure out if we are who are because of our genetics and biological makeup or if we are a product of our environment factors and experiences that we are surrounded around every day. In my opinion, it is very hard to say which one is most influential.
They both have an impact on us and our life, which is why I believe both have effects on a person. To begin with, I believe childhood has a huge effect on us. Depending on the experiences each person goes through their personality will be correspondingly to that. Weather they are physically, sexually, and/or psychology abused during their childhood they will be scarred dramatically for life. Any of these abuses will have a major effect on children. We are born a small innocent baby with no preferences or experiences. As we grew up we develop a personal identity. Our interactions and experiences build a person’s understanding of life.
Our environment determines who a person is and becomes. Traumatic experiences scar children permanently for life. Nature is most likely combined with nurture to form our personalities. If a kid is always around a setting where there is continuous arguing and yelling going on the child feels like that’s the right thing to do when things get out of hand. Serial killers are a major subject in this debate.
For example, with serial killers not only the nature side is important but nurture is as well. Genetic background also affects people in order to violence and crime. However, nurture is important with parental attitudes and abilities. Parents can sometimes determine their children’s future in good or bad ways.
Sometimes a child’s personality is formed by their parents. There are terrible histories and backstories with serial killers. Serial killers most of the time come from unstable families. Almost all serial killers have a history of sexually, physically, and psychologically abuse during their childhood. The nature side in serial killers, it involves maternal trauma, malnutrition during pregnancy, and substance addiction.
However, in some cases of serial kills the family has nothing to do. Not in all situations should they get blamed for the serial killer’s action. Another example, are child molesters.
Almost the entire time child molesters were sexually abused during their childhood. Child molesters think their actions are okay and normal. They believe this because they grew up being molested. In conclusion, the nature vs nurture debate is the most argued debate for years.
Hard to understand child development and see what causes a child to behave and act a certain way. Both sides have good points which makes it hard to think that only one has an effect on us.