Is it learned or is it
What is behavior?
The way an organism acts and reacts in its
environment in response to a stimulus.
Humans have some behaviors that are
“learned” and some that are “innate.”
But what does this mean???
What is “innate?”
Describes an inherent characteristic of
something. Such as a quality or capability
which is possessed since birth.
Something that is “learned” is taught to
you or you observe others doing. You do
not possess it at birth.
Nature Vs. Nurture
This debate explores whether a person’s
behavior is innate/comes from “nature.”
Or, whether behavior comes from
personal experiences also known as
What is your opinion on this?
Eye color Weight
Risk taking Height
Profession Athletic ability
Anything in an organisms environment
that can arouse their senses.
Examples: hot and cold, pain, touch, sight,
sound, smell, taste
Can you think of other stimuli?
An organisms reaction to a stimulus.
Examples: Jumping, running, blinking,
ducking, smiling, etc.
Can you think of other responses?