Mary Shelley understood that it’s difficult to determine what shapes our personality and behavior, which is why the reasons for the creature’s behavior make for such an interesting debate. This sheet briefly introduces the “nature” and “nurture” views in psychology, then provides a chart with prompts for students to think about where their own traits come from. The reverse includes questions that get students thinking about other connections that the nature vs. nurture debate has to the real world and also to note the specific times it emerges in the novel. An answer key is included for the questions that are not opinion-based.
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