Social Development

Summary of Video #13 of Crash Course Sociology.

Nature is the part of human behaviour that is biologically determined and instinctive. Whereas nurture is behaviour based on the people and environment you are raised in. Socialisation is the process through which we develop our personalities and learn about our society and culture. Social isolation can affect a children’s ability to develop language skills, social skills and emotional stability.

Many theories of how we develop personalities, cognitive skills, and moral behaviour, come from psychologists, for example:

The above theories focused on childhood, but Erik Erikson came up with an 8-stage model that extended to old age, focusing on key challenges of each period of life.


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