The subject from Psych 1001 that I will probably remember the most 5 years from now would be the Nature vs. Nurture debate. I am a sophomore majoring in Genetics and Cell Development right now, and I think that this can, in a way, be applied to my future career. It shows that while genetics can have a huge influence on a person and their life choices, their environment also has an influential role. In the field of genetics, there has been lots of research lately that is working to identify more on gene expression and the many ways in which genes can be affected be external factors. For example, two people can have the same gene sequence that has been found to be highly correlated with occurrences of breast cancer, but only one of the women will get breast cancer. Geneticists often try to analyze a persons genetic material to identify what diseases they may be susceptible to. Analyzing the persons environment along with their genetic sequence will help to narrow in on disease that the person is more likely to get. I think that one day I might be involved in genetic research or genetic counseling, and I can reflect back upon my time in Psych 1001 to remember what I learned about how both genetics and the environment affect behavior.
Nature vs. Nurture
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