Nature Vs Nurture

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Nature Vs Nurture

  1. 1. Nature vs. Nurture A Psychology Webquest
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TASK In the Social Science of Psychology, the question of which factor, nature or nurture, most influences behavior PROCESS has been debated for decades. This web quest will give you the RESOURCES opportunity to investigate some of the most famous psychologists and their theories on this subject. EVALUATION By the completion of this project you will have developed your own theory. CONCLUSION
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TASK You and your partner will select two psychologists and research their TASK philosophies and theories. You will determine which side of the Nature vs. Nurture debate their theories would PROCESS support. Then you will prepare a presentation to RESOURCES share your new knowledge with your classmates. Perhaps you will be able to provide a EVALUATION final answer to the question, “ Does nature or nurture determine why we do the things we do?” CONCLUSION
  4. 4. PROCESS INTRODUCTION Step 1. You will be assigned a partner with whom to complete this webquest. TASK Step 2: Watch the overview of various psychologists and their theories. Step 3: Use the resources links to gather information PROCESS about your chosen psychologists and their theories. Then do some more research. RESOURCES Step 4: Prepare a presentation of at least 6 minutes to share your new knowledge with your classmates. EVALUATION Step 5: After all of the presentations are finished, join the Forum discussion about the psychologists’ and their theories. Be prepared to give your CONCLUSION position on nature vs. nurture and be ready to support your position with facts.
  5. 5. Click on the black box to view a brief lecture that outlines various psychologists’ theories. Return to Process
  6. 6. Evaluation INTRODUCTION You will be evaluated based on the rubric displayed in this table. Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Score 1 2 3 4 Research and Enough Enough Enough Enough TASK Collection of information information information information Materials gathered for a gathered for a gathered for a gathered for an 2-minute 4-minute 6-minute 8-minute presentation presentation presentation presentation PROCESS Understanding of No sign of Signs of little Signs of study, Demonstrates Theories studying study of one but does not go an obvious psychologists’ psychologist’s beyond basic understanding theories theories principles of and study of theory multiple theories RESOURCES Power Point Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation Presentation includes very includes includes facts includes little limited facts or and some multiple facts information visuals purposeful and purposeful with no visuals visuals Organization Presentation is Presentation is Presentation is Presentation is EVALUATION not clear, sometimes, frequently clear, concise concise or easy concise or easy clear, concise or easy to to follow to follow or easy to follow follow The Forum Does not Makes 1 Attempts to Excellent CONCLUSION (After presentations participate in comment analyze and analysis and discussion) the Forum during Forum makes good observations discussions observations
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION CONCLUSION TASK Congratulations! By the time you have completed this webquest, you will have gained new PROCESS knowledge about psychologists and their theories. You will also have gained a deeper understanding of the debate about nature vs. nurture as it RESOURCES relates to behavior. EVALUATION CONCLUSION CREDITS
  8. 8. INTRODUCTION RESOURCES Charles Darwin 1 Martin Seligman 1 TASK Charles Darwin 2 Martin Seligman 2 Wundt and James John B. Watson 1 Wilhelm Wundt John B. Watson 2 PROCESS William James B.F. Skinner 1 Sigmund Freud 1 B.F. Skinner 2 RESOURCES Sigmund Freud 2 Ivan Pavlov 1 Jean Piaget 1 Jean Piaget 2 Ivan Pavlov 2 EVALUATION Carl Rogers 1 Nature vs. Nurture 1 Carl Rogers 2 Nature vs. Nurture 2 Abraham Maslow 1 Nature vs. Nurture 3 CONCLUSION Abraham Maslow 2 Nature vs. Nurture 4
  9. 9. CREDITS Elements to compose the evaluation rubric were accessed at www.webquest.org Images for the PhotoStory and Inspiration web diagram were retrieved from the following websites on October 23, 2007: Darwin – www.swarthmore.edu Freud – www.cranepsych.com Freud’s couch – http://experimentaltheology.blogspot.com James – www.nndb.com Maslow – www.trans4mind.com Pavlov – www.muskingum.edu Piaget – www.facade.com Rogers – http://blog.newport.ac.uk Seligman – www.sas.upenn.edu Skinner – www.psychology.uiowa.edu Watson and Little Albert – http://psycology.tripod.com/id12.html Wundt – www.psych.upenn.edu

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