1. The terms nature and nurture apply to many areas in psychology like development, personality, and mental
illness. Take these 3 areas and discuss the nature and nurture side of each area.
2. Many war-criminals claimed they were merely following orders and could not be held responsible for their
actions, in the trials following the World War 2. Stanley Milgram and his experiments involving obedience.
Using his evidence, do you think that individuals who compromise their own ethics to obey authority are
responsible for the treatment of another if the authority figure was giving instructions to harm? In your essay,
be sure to discuss the results of the experiment.
3. Your best friend is depressed. You are concerned about him/her. You invite him/her to your house to discuss
what’s going on. Using the following therapy techniques, identify how you would (a) view/define their
depression and (b) suggest helpful resources or ideas to treat their depression.
a. humanistic/person centered therapy
b. cognitive therapy
c. biomedical therapy