The Nature of Nurture and Gender

Document Type

Article - Open Access

Publication Title

Journal of Psychological Inquiry


Great Plains Behavioral Research Association

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Abstract/ Summary

During the fall semester 2002, senior psychology majors from Creighton University attended the first four presentations at the Nobel Conference held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. The conference’s topic was “The Nature of Nurture,” and it provided an informative forum to address a fundamental question the students encountered in their honors course on the psychology of gender. Why are we the way we are?