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The Nature and Limit of Improvement Due to Training


by Arthur I. Gates - 1928

Though many facts have been accumulated, they have been too diverse and seemingly conflicting to provide an unequivocal answer to the question: How much does nature and how much does experience contribute to one's equipment? Out of all the studies, one thing appears certain: The relative potency of these two factors differs with different human traits. The influence of events and circumstances of living have different effects upon the color of the eyes, the length of the skeleton, the preferences for the primary gustatory qualities, the evenness of temper, the speed of running, and the ability to do arithmetic.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 27, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 29 Number 9, 1928, p. 440-460
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20830, Date Accessed: 11/17/2019 3:36:39 PM

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