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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Nature Versus Nurture [Nativism Vs. Empiricism]

"Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I'll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select--doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief, and, yes, even beggar man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. I am going beyond my facts and I admit it, but so have the advocates of the contrary and they have been doing it for many thousands of years."

The phrase that made an American psychologist John B. Watson well known for many centuries. His study in behaviorism has injected a lot of ideas in the field of psychology to accept the relation between the Nature and Nurture.     
He argued that even the heritable characters like that of a skin colour, eyes, height and hair [Nature] can be determined by the environmental or physical variables such as care, nature of home, oxygen and temperature [Nurture] during the process of onto-genesis [development]. That means, a mother who is dark and tall necessarily will not give birth to a dark and tall child. Environment has a crucial role to play in shaping the growth of the child.
This theory of Behaviorism was graciously put into an examination and proved that Nurture is just another hand of Nature to make a complete organism. 
Mr. KC Jose, a lecturer in English at Samtse College of Education demands a standing ovation for having established the theory with an abiding results.   
Our class, the B.Ed Secondary Science comprised of many potential candidates in their own caliber.
The study materials of an English Psychologist used to prove a scientific study: My class, 2007
I still remember many of them being remorseful and sharing the lumps of repentance for not being able to score few marks in class XII, making them wingless to fly abroad.We were the most disgruntling and malcontent lot that existed for few years. 
But things have changed in its colour as soon as Mr. Jose warmed the seat of our class adviser. He was a genius that most of our class will never forget. A foreigner by status, his care was more than a family touch that even a tiny portion of its heat was sufficient to melt the young hearts. 
He remained as the tag of our pride. We sailed in his boat of intelligence and insights. And 'Jose' soon metamorphosed to a Trademark of our class in the market of education college. 
Within a span of time, he revived the weak muscles of our repentance, ironed the wrinkles of our undesirable etiquette and spread the wings of his pregnant hug and care uniformly throughout. 
Eventually, the continuity of his care and guidance was never in vain. The lyrics of his hope was composed to a beautiful song that we shall never forget. 
Today, as a matter of pride, almost sixteen of the thirty two disciples of his Mr. Jose have completed and some undergoes Masters in Science abroad. 
Thanks to Mr. Jose for those unwavering support and seeing the bright light in our dim future. 
And of all, for being a behaviorist of the 21st century to prove that Environment [Nurture] is as important as the Nature itself.
The chicks that bloomed under the heat of Josean care

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