Angela Veale Co - Presenters: The United Nations Study on Women, Peace and Security UN identified one of the major impacts of armed conflict on young women and communities is the increase in children born of forced pregnancy.
We watched a short video featuring the case study of the Jim twins. These men were reunited at 40 years old after being separated at just 4 weeks old.
Somehow, they displayed remarkable similarities in their demeanor, behaviours, and interests. Although I am not a twin, I feel that if my life was a case study it would provoke similar curiosity of psychologists, academics and other specialists alike. I identify as biracial.
My mother is French-Canadian whiteand my father is African black. I was raised solely by my mother and her side of the family.
From my mother I have two half siblings, we all have different fathers, but both these siblings are fully white. Although we were all raised by my mother, and nurtured in similar means, we are all incredibly different. We showed differences through our upbringing and now have distinctively separate identities in adulthood.
This realization favours the argument of nature. She was 20 at the time. In spite of this fact, when I met her our relation was undeniable. Apart from physical appearance, which was mirrored, we also shared similarities in interests, behaviours, vernacular, style… even taste in music and food.
These discovery also favoured the argument of nature. Although our similarities outweigh our differences, we did still present variations in path. This I attribute to the factors of nurture. My mother was and continues to be extremely nurturing, supporting and present, which her mother has been more detached.
This fact is supported by the factors of a nurturing environment. I find that returning to school as a mature student provides me with immense benefits that I did not have the opportunity to grasp when I had initially attempted post-secondary education as an anxious year-old straight out of high school.
I now have a more clear vision of who I am and what I was to achieve. Now, as a mature student, I am much more focused on what I wish to achieve.
Yes, I am passionate about working with the next generation, but more specifically, I wish to use my positionality to reach those students who need it the most. Sharlene briefly mentioned the discourse of the guidance counsellor, and how it is not suited to the actualities of the job.
I use myself for an example.
My life story does not reflect the norm, and growing up I had issues confiding in people whose identities, physical or otherwise, did not reflect mine. Although I was always a good student, I had many dark times where I needed help or simply someone to talk to yet felt limited in those options.
Exactly how that will be achieved, only time will tell. But I relish in the opportunities offered in classes such as this one, not only for the academic aspect but for personal growth as well.Nature.
or Nurture. Nature VS Nurture: One of the biggest controversial issues yet to come about. The nature vs nurture argument. Obviously though, with parenting styles, we are going to favor nurturing. The parents style will affect the child and how they will turn out in the future. Considering Interactions between Genes, Environments, Biology, and Social Context Genetic liability to antisocial behavior is only associated with the development of adult criminality and aggression under adverse adoptive environmental conditions, indicating that neither nature nor nurture was sufficient in and of itself to cause pathology.
nature-nurture controversy Debate about whether people's intelligence, behaviour and other characteristics are influenced more by heredity or environment.
The controversy has raised strong feelings, particularly over the question of whether intelligence is genetically fixed or the result of the way children are brought up and educated. The ecological systems theory holds that we encounter different environments throughout our lifespan that may influence our behavior in varying degrees.
These systems include the micro system, the mesosystem, the exosystem, the macro system, and the chronosystem. a name given to a long-standing controversy as to the relative influences of genetics versus the environment in the development of personality. Nature is represented by instincts and genetic factors and nurture by social influences.
The perennial argument as to whether heredity or environment is. Handout Understanding Children in Context: The Ecological Model of Human Development Socialization always occurs in a context and any specific context is embedded in a web of.