2-1 Discussion: Nature vs. Nurture
Endures DEV. PSYCH

The evolution of the field of developmental psychology has begun to
trend toward a more holistic view of development, and this is evidenced
by the theories of hereditary and environmental interaction. On the
surface, these theories appear to be challenging the nature versus
nurture controversy by acknowledging that each is necessary and
integral to development. Upon closer review, we find that the controversy
endures as each theory appears to favor one over the other within the
theory. Select one of the following heredity and environmental interaction
theories that you believe provides the most valid explanation for the
interaction of nature and nurture, provide a brief explanation of the
theory in your own words, and clearly state which side of the nature
versus nurture controversy you believe is favored by this theory.

● The canalization principle
● The range-of-reaction principle
● Genotype/environment correlations

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