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Naturalistic approach refers to the therapywhich is based on or may take place in the client’s most familiar environments.

Naturalistic environmen refers to a therapy that occurs within an environment that has not been manipulated.

Naturalistic observation refers to the unstructured observation of a child in his/her natural environment.

Nature refers to the physical world around us, including its laws and processes.

Nature refers also to the processes within an organism that guide that organism to develop according to its genetic code.

Nature/nurture refers to the differences between individuals, to wit: by Nature - there are differences in the genes;. by Nurture differences in the environments humans were raised in. Richard Lewontin, a biologist points out that both genetic and environmental factors play a part in the development of human beings.

Nature perspective refers to the assumption that a person’s characteristics are largely inborn. Nature perspective is another name for Nativism.
Nature theory refers to the Theory that genetic differences underlie individual differences .

Nature versus Nurture refer to two (2) contrasting views of the determinants of development. According to the "Nature" view, development is biologically determined. According to the "Nurture" view, development is shaped by experience.

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