ongoing arguments about this question and many others just like it. It is the argument about whether people are predestined to certain personality traits and behavioral characteristics, or is it truly Tabula rasa. The philosopher John Locke was one of the first British empiricists in the 17th century, who came up with the concept of the mind as a blank slate or Tabula rasa. Which explains, people are not born with thoughts or ideas but they develop them through sensory experience. John Locke said, “there
major approaches in psychology. These perspectives have developed different theories for human/animals mind and behavior. Also, will be discussed the differences of these perspectives and the field they serve. To begin with a brief history in order to be understood the origins of psychology. The ancient Greek philosophers were considering about psychological issues. Hippocrates (400 BC) consider a relationship between personality and body. Aristotle connected the soul with the body (Barker, 2003).
book entitled ‘The Blank Slate’ he provides a gripping argument against the tabula rasa models in social science. Pinker embarks upon the difficult task of demolishing the myths surrounding human behavior through the exploration of its history, and examining the moral, emotional and political factors of human nature in modern life. Throughout the text he employs historical findings and scientific studies to portray his theory; however whether his argument is satisfactory is disputable. Pinker distinctly
what it is to be a child. Every human goes through childhood however, despite such inevitably, according to Macdowall Clark (2010) the term childhood can be impossible to define. In the twenty first century we are all uncertain on how to respond to Becon`s (1550) question’s We do not all agree when childhood begins could it be at conception? At birth? At some point beyond babyhood? And we certainly do not know when it ends at puberty? When we leave home or school? Or when we are at an age to be criminally