Research Paper On Human Behavior Pdf
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Person vs. Environment Debate, Behavior Influences
This paper presents the writer/tutor's opinion that neither personal nor environment factors are fully responsible for shaping human behavior. Rather the position of the writer is that human behavior results from interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Three pages in length, three sources are cited.
Public Behavior and Interpersonal Relations
A 4 page essay considering the importance of interpersonal relationships in the public sphere. The author contends that human behavior, and the taboos and norms that characterize it, in the private sphere is different than human behavior in the public sphere. 4 sources are cited.
Human Behavior: Conditioned Responses
9 pages in length. The prevalence of conditioned response within the fundamental basis of human behavior illustrates how the concept of reward/punishment is integral to the way in which people act. To understand the connection between stimulus and learned behavior is to realize the strong motivational factor that draws an association between the two; that behaviorists like Pavlov and Skinner have clearly demonstrated the extent to which behavior in all species is prompted by reward/punishment outcome speaks to the straightforwardness of rescripting undesirable behaviors into desirable ones. The inherent value of such knowledge lends itself to addressing issues in criminality, education and a whole host of other areas where conduct plays an important role in a civilized society. Moreover, understanding the cues of behavior and how they are manipulated provides psychologists with the opportunity to restructure destructive thought processes. In short, Pavlov and Skinner set the precedent for proving how the components of human behavior are both simple and finite. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Erving Goffman's Dramaturgical Approach to Human Interaction
A 7 page research paper that discusses Erving Goffman, one of the twentieth century's most influential sociologists, who developed and supported a dramaturgically oriented approach to explaining the world of human interaction and behavior (De Boer, 1994). This approach to sociology holds promise in regards to both understanding the nature of human behavior in everyday life and also in regards to utilizing this perspective within the context of cultural and art experiences that are designed to have a positive impact on public participation in the arts. Bibliography lists 9 sources.