Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
In the first two weeks, we focused on personality theories based on stages of development and the relationship of the individual with others. This week, the focus shifts to the influence of genetics on personality. It is common to see physical similarities among family members. For example, they may have the same complexion or eye color. But what about personality?
- Do you believe personality traits are inherited? In terms of personality, what is meant by ‘nature versus nurture’? How does Evolutionary Psychology explain individuals’ personalities and behaviors? Is there a benefit to explaining human behavior with integrated theories of nature and nurture?