The Nature vs Nurture debate is an ongoing debate about wether it’s genetics that affect how you act and live or if it’s purely based on your environment. Some argue that your genetic makeup defines your whole personality, opinions and abilities. On the other hand, people such as John Watson argue that one environment and experiences make up a persons behavior and whole view on life.
The Cambridge study was made to see if adults would make children abide by gender stereotypes. In the experiment, adults were in a room with a child that they did not know with various “boy toys” and “girl toys”. Throughout the experiment it was seen that the adults did give the babies toys designated to their gender, even if the baby would reach for other toys. This makes us think that gender roles could be purely a thing made my society and nurtured into people generation by generation.
On the nature side of the argument is the Hines study. The Hines study is a more controlled test because by giving toys to monkeys who have had no previous knowledge of the toys or which “belongs” to each gender we can see what their natural instincts really are. In the test we saw that the monkeys did tend to interact more with toys targeted towards their own gender. This makes us think that this is more than just the influence of our environment, but it is also maternal instinct in females and interest in mobile objects in boys.
Overall, I personally don’t think its nature or nurture that can account for everything about a persons behavior but each element has an impact on who a person is and how they think and act.
The task i did was play different chords on the piano that you would sing the blues to. The right hand is shuffled because it was common to do that when playing the blues. when playing this the hardest part was transitioning between chords without pausing for too long. Next time to improve I will first play the left hand, then the right hand, then put them together to make it smother.
I think I did well at annunciating and projecting my voice. I also think I didn’t look at my cue cards too often. If i were to do this again i would rehearse more and also focus on trying not to fidget or sway from side to side when i am speaking because I know I tend to do so when I am not paying attention.
I think that you, with the help of your parents should decide what you are allowed to read, watch, or listen to. I think that you should listen and respect your parents suggestions but the final choice should be yours. Also, you have to take into consideration that if your parents don’t want you to read watch or listen to it there’s probably a reason behind it, they are not just trying to limit you. if they say not to do it don’t get angry just ask why and try to be understanding but in the end make the best decision for you.
I think I did pretty well on this performance and the end product turned out good but next time i think we need to have more trivia because we had some awkward pauses and if we had more trivia it would flow more easily. Next time I will have 5-10 things of trivia just in case.
My best skill in this video was my volume. For example, you can tell what I’m saying in the video without turning the volume all the way up. I also had good articulation. I need to work on my posture because I was swaying back and forth and if I continue doing this it might distract my audience from what I am saying.