Does the Development of an Individual evolve due to Nature or Nurture?
The debate between nature and nurture is something that has been going on for years and I am personally unsure as to whether it will ever be resolved. A brief description would be that the nature debate argues that it is in the genetics of a person, or there is a biological reason that they are the way they are. However on the other hand the nurture debate argues that it is the social, economic or environmental influences around a person that makes them a certain way.
There are many reasons why someone would argue these reasons for instance mental health could be argued by someone who supports the nature debate that someone can be born with genes that can make them more susceptible to problems in this area. From another angle though, someone arguing for the sake of the nurture debate could say that this was false and that someone has to have had the influence of bad things happening to them during their life to be this way and cannot be born that way. Mental disorders account for a large proportion of the diseases in young people from all societies (s1). Most start at an early age but are not picked up until later in life, and it is of great concern as it notably results in lower educational achievements, substance abuse, violence and poor reproductive and sexual health (s3).
This issue with mental health is a huge problem to our society. The question is however, is it due to life events? Or is it brought on by a gene passed down through the family? Personally I already have a strong view about this issue and I believe that all mental health issues are different and there can be lots of different reasons behind them. For other people though this view can differ. The genetics debate say that they have found damage to a gene that is involved in how the brain thinks (s1), therefore this in their opinion increases the risk of mental health issues such as a disease like schizophrenia. This...