Critical question: what can be learned from the nature versus nurture (passive, active, evocative) Developmental psychology has been influenced by the nature versus nurture. Keep in mind our discussions about scarr and mccartney"s genotype effects. The basic question is (cid:498)does what you"re born with genetically influence how you develop more than the environment that you"re born into? (cid:499) Keep in mind the genotype is expressed through the phentotype so we"re has to do with genetic inheritance and how much has to do with environment and the way they were nurtured. This ties into our questions about wayne gretzky and mozart - how much. Simply put what causes a child to exhibit specific behaviors, characteristics really talking about what triggers a specific phenotype debate: nature vs nurture debate and gifts, nature vs nurture. It is also important to consider maturation and experience. Maturation is development according to the genotype.