Aug 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

PSYC 482 - Nature-Nurture Issues

4 Hour(s) Credit
A critical review and analysis of the classic argument involving influences on developmental outcomes. Questions of trait origin and consistency will be discussed. Students will read primary articles and texts covering diverse perspectives on the role of genes and the environment. Some of the concepts to be covered include: determinism, dynamic systems theory, epigenesis, genotype-phenotype, heritability, interactionism, ontogeny and phylogeny, reductionism, and stability versus variability.
Three hours per week with enhancement.
Prerequisites PSYC 101  and junior standing.