See also epigenesis
.The epigenetic principle
is an idea developed by Erik Erikson
that states that every organism is born with a certain purpose, and continues to develop how it was intended to in interrelation with its environment. Biology unfolding in relation to a socio-cultural setting.This development is done in stages of psychosocial development
, where "progress through each stage is in part determined by our success, or lack of success, in all the previous stages". Biology unfolding in relation to a socio-cultural setting.
The epigenetic view states that development is the result of an ongoing, bi-directional interchange between heredity and the environment.Gottlieb,G., (1991). Epigenetic systems view of human development. Developmental Psychology, 27
(1), 33-34.Santrock, J.W. (2007). Biological beginnings. In J.W. Santrock (4Ed.), A topical approach to life-span development
, (pp. 69-70). New York, New York: McGraw Hill Companies, Inc. It is hard to say how much a percentage of nature or nurture makes us who we are. Genes produce proteins throughout the lifespan, in many different environments. The epigenetic view supports the theory that genes are collaborative,... Read More