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Nature vs Nurture

Sarah Best

31st October 2018

One of the most pressing questions within science is whether we are a product of our genes or our environment, or is it a combination of both?

The following article explores the role of biology in determining personality. Robert Plomin, in his new book, Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are argues that “DNA differences are the major systematic source of psychological differences between us”.

The following article from The Guardian could be used within Theory and Methods and has a number of sociological links: Charles Murray, racism and education.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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