Carnegie Mellon University
May 19, 2015

Nature + Nurture

By Shilo Rea

Nature + Nurture If you see a snake or spider, chances are it will scare you. Is your fear inherent or learned?

David Rakison believes it is both and that nature and nurture work together to help you develop fear for potentially threatening recurrent evolutionary threats. Rakison, associate professor of psychology, studies how infants learn about the world around them.

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