Assignment 2: Discussion—Nature Versus Nurture
The term gender has been used in the field of social science to define the line between biological and social differences. Popular culture has transcribed these differences into the nature-versus-nurture debate. In popular culture, the use of these descriptors indicates a complete understanding of the breadth of both socially and biologically determined differences regarding the psychology of gender.
In this assignment, you will imagine you are part of a debate in a communications course. The debate is on the subject of nature versus nurture.
The facilitator has assigned you to a debate team in favor of nature.
Using the module readings, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research the subject of nature versus nurture. Select at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed resource for use in this assignment.
Combine your experiences with the research and respond to the following:
Provide a focused introduction that integrates the description of your assigned perspective along with a well-crafted argument.
Provide your closing arguments about why your perspective is more important in determining the psychology of gender and its impact on psychosocial development.
Include one personal example and one extraneous example from your research to support your assertions. The extraneous research example can be from the module readings or from independent research.
Write your initial response in 300–400 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, November 1, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, November 5, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses