What is the difference between Nature and Nurture?

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This is a convenient way to discuss the two dominant influences on human psychology:  the inborn, genetic traits (strength, height, hair color, etc.) and the acquired behavioral traits from early experiences (caution, risk-taking, adventure).  The question is which influence is...

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Basically nature and nurture are two theories of Developmental Psychology, which is the study of human growth and development and the effect of environment in the upbringing of a child. 


This theory studies the hereditary or genetic things that a child inherits from his parents. Basically when a child is born he inherits many things from his parents which is a natural aspect in human growth. Traits like eye color, mother language, religion, height, blood type etc are naturally inherited from the parents and can not be changed. Therefore the nature theory studies the natural inheritance of various things in the child from their parents through genes that cannot be changed as the children are born with them. 


The nurture theory is the study of individuals growth and development habits that they acquire from the environment they get as they grow up and the changes due to them. Factors like education, parents care, culture, friends, etc have a great effect on the child's upbringing. Therefore the nurture theory studies the various aspects that bring changes in the child due to the environment they get in which they are brought up.