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Discuss the nature /nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual

In this article there will be a discussion of nature and nurture debate in relation to the development of an individual. Nature is genetic and biological influences and nurture is a social, economic and environmental influence as stated by Stretch B and Whitehouse M (2010) Every person is unique. Everyone is biologically different from every other human being. Personâs characteristics are features of the person that determines the way he or she looks behaves feels and thinks. There have always been a lot of debates as to whether our characteristics are because of nature or nurture. Every person is unique; everyone is biologically different from every other human being. Characteristics are features of a person that determines the way he or she looks, behaves, feels and thinks. There has always been a lot of debate as to whether our characteristics are because of nature or nurture.

At a very young age Eminem was encouraged by mother to explore his creative side in which he found an interest in rap music. His social influence for example his friends at his school would have led him to be very confident in his early years which shaped his characteristics. Eminemâs genetics determined his high intellect because while he was very young he was able to use basic grammar and speak very clearly by the age of seven, which was important if he wanted to have a career in music . It can be argued that his genetics is what shaped and made it possible for him to pursue a career in rapping. The fact that he developed well intellectually meant that it was very easy for him to get into music so his genetics was a benefit in his life. Eminem and his mother moved to several different areas while he was still young which may have had an emotional effect on him, it may have been hard for him to…...

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