Based on the principles of behaviorism, John B. Watson argued, tongue-in-cheek, that he could take a healthy baby and make him into a lawyer, doctor, or thief. Sandra Scarr argued that often a child

Based on the principles of behaviorism, John B. Watson argued, tongue-in-cheek, that he could take a healthy baby and make him into a lawyer, doctor, or thief. Sandra Scarr argued that often a child’s genetic predispositions override the influence of the environment. Based on what you have learned so far about development, select a well-known movie that addresses the nature-versus-nurture question. Some examples are: The Blind Side, Rudyand A Beautiful Mind. With reference to the film, respond to the following:

  1. How influential is the role of genetics in the child’s development?
  2. What about the role of the environment, temperament, and teratogenics, among others?
  3. Do you agree with Watson, Scarr, both, or neither?

Support your arguments with research, citing sources.

Write your initial response in 3–4 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.