Nature plus Nurture

Most researchers would not go so far as to deny totally the validity of the complementary viewpoint (nurture/ situation or nature/disposition) in explaining sex differences, but many have distinct preferences for one approach or the other, and these are evident in their work. Buss, for example, who based his theory of sex differences in mate selection on the theory of evolution, clearly favours nature-based explanations for these differences, even though he acknowledges the importance of culture and environment (Buss et al., 2001). Eagly and Wood (1999), on the other hand, suggested that Buss's own data support a "social structural account" of sex differences rather than indicate the presence of an "evolved disposition." In their article on emotion and behavioral disturbance, Rutter and Silberg (2002) address the interplay of nature and nurture. The gene-environment interaction is important in the manifestation of various emotions and disturbances—for example, the risk of antisocial behavior in adoptees increases only as a function of the joint presence of a genetic predisposition and an adverse adoptive family environment. Neither of these by itself is predictive of antisocial behavior.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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