One concept I will take from this course and definitely still remember five years down the road is an important concept relating not only to psychology, but why we are the way we are as people. This concept is a debate that was touched on in pretty much every topic covered this semester, the debate of nature verses nurture. What makes an individual the way they are? Is a criminal predisposed to being a criminal, or did the way their parents raise them the reason for their behavior? One of the biggest things I will take from this class doesn't involve specific studies or numbers but the general idea that both nature and nurture will usually affect who we are as people. After reading and learning about different topics involving the N vs. N debate, such as parenting for example, signs seem to point to not just nature or nurture being the sole culprit. As more studies are conducted, it seems to be that nature does play a bigger role than once thought but a person's environment can still affect certain outcomes. I think this is an important concept to take from the semester because it is crucial for understanding humans and it needs to be understood in order to make and evaluate new discoveries about what makes us "tick" as people.
N vs. N
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