Your physical features can be identified as identical to that of your parents, like your eyes from your father, and the hair colour from your mother. However, your personality and talents may have come not from your father or mother. The environment where you grew up may have a lasting effect or influence on that way you talk, behave and respond to the things around you.
Nature asserts that development is dependent on biological programming or genetic make-up that an offspring inherits from its parents at conception. On the other hand nurture asserts that development is dependent on exposure to a range of biological environment.
Nature and nurture is argued differently throughout different theorist, there are some theorists that argue that people are born to be the way they are and it is all down to genetics and nothing else. However there are other theorists that believe that it all depends on the way individuals have been brought up and it is influenced by our surroundings and that is what makes us who we are.
Arnold Gesell developed a maturation theory in child development, the theory states that the child is unique and will develop at their own rate regardless of environmental factors. He also explained that child development was a result of body changes as a result of the ageing process. Some theorists believe that human development is a mixture of nature and nurture but also down to individual choices.
According to psychologist Jean Piaget, children progress through a series of…