Therefore all of the above shows that there are many theorists with theories
to support both sides of the arguement.
The 'complementary approach' however proves most useful when
investigating personality as it takes both aspects of nature and nurture into
consideration and determines personality is created from an interaction
of the two.
Identifies traits and characteristics of an individual
"Personality is consistent, largely inherited and resistant to change"
Learned behaviour: Social learning theory
Erikson: 8 stages of personality development
Weaknesses of Nature Arguement
early childhood experiences
different levels of conciousness
the 'whole' person in relation to their past
cannot measure personality traits with scientific precision
WEAKNESSES OF NATURE
social bias, difficulties in operationalising questions
SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY
Two types of personality trait:
Two dimensions of personality:
Bandura: Bobo Doll Study
Overall, Heredity does personality, however it is not the only factor that determines who we are.
There have been studies that examine the rate of personality disorders such a schizophrenia, psychosis, and manic?depressive illness in adopted children.
Heredity Determines Personality | Heredity | Nature …
An important point about these factors and the personality traits associated with them is that most of them have already been found to be heritable (Miles & Carey, 1997).Understanding Eysenck's original model is critical to assessing the general arousal theory of criminality, which suggests an interaction between factors.
Genes, Environment, and Criminal Behavior
Two of the most cited personality traits that can be shown to have an association with antisocial or criminal behavior are impulsivity and aggression (Morley & Hall, 2003).