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Nature vs. Nurture

Nature vs. Nurture

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson examine the nature vs. nurture debate. Personality and socialization will be defined. Freud's model of personality explained.

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Terms to Know
Freud's Model of Personality

Freud argued that personality consisted of three elements: 1) Id - our basic biological impulses; 2) Superego - the internalized cultural norms of society; 3) Ego - the element that balances the id and the superego.


An individual's stable behavioral characteristics such as their ingrained ways of thinking, feeling, and acting.


The lifelong process of learning one's culture and of internalizing the norms and behaviors considered appropriate of adults in society.

Watson's Behaviorism

The idea that all of our ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving are learned behaviors rather than preprogrammed biological propensities.