: For the Björk song, see "
Human BehaviourHuman behavior is the collection of behaviors exhibited by human beings and influenced by culture, attitudes, emotions, values, ethics, authority, rapport, hypnosis, persuasion, coercionand/or genetics.
The behavior of people (and other
organisms or even mechanisms) falls within a rangewith some behavior being common, some unusual, some acceptable, and some outside acceptable limits. In sociology, behavior is considered as having no meaning, being not directed at other people and thus is the most basic human action. Behavior should not be mistaken with social behavior, which is more advanced action, as social behavior is behavior specifically directed at other people. The acceptability of behavior is evaluated relative to social norms and regulated by various means of social control.
The behavior of people is studied by the
academic disciplines of psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology.
In 1970, a book was published called "The Social Contract: A Personal Inquiry into the Evolutionary Sources of Order and Disorder" written by the anthropologist
Robert Ardrey. The book and study investigated animal behavior ( Ethology) and then compared human behavior as a similar phenomenon.
Factors affecting human behavior
"*Genetics" - (see also
* Attitude – It is the degree to which the person has a favourable or unfavourable evaluation of the behaviour in question.
* Social Norms – This is the influence of social pressure that is perceived by the individual (normative beliefs) to perform or not perform a certain behaviour.
* Perceived Behavioural Control – This is the individual’s belief concerning how easy or difficult performing the behaviour will be.
*this is also the way people act.
Human sexual behavior
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Human Behavior and Evolution Society — The Human Behavior and Evolution Society, or HBES, is an interdisciplinary, international society of researchers, primarily from the social and biological sciences, who use modern evolutionary theory to help to discover human nature including… … Wikipedia
Bibliography of evolution and human behavior — In psychology there are two evolutionary perspectives of the study of the evolution of human behavior ref|aldensmith 1: evolutionary psychology (the study of the evolution of human mental and psychological traits) and human behavioral ecology… … Wikipedia
Obedience (human behavior) — Behavioural Influences Fields of Study Obedience Compliance Disobedience Group influences Social perception Topics Attribution theory Cognitive dissonance theo … Wikipedia
Law and Human Behavior — is a bimonthly multi disciplinary scientific journal published by the American Psychology Law Society (APLS). It publishes original empirical papers, reviews and meta analyses on how the law, legal system, and legal process relate to human… … Wikipedia
Evolution and Human Behavior — is an interdisciplinary journal, presenting research reports and theory in which evolutionary perspectives are brought to bear on the study of human behavior. It is primarily a scientific journal, but submissions from scholars in the humanities… … Wikipedia
Недостаточность питания и поведение человека (malnutrition and human behavior) — Голод и его ужасающие последствия были призраком, пугавшим человечество в течение тысячелетий. Целый ряд нарушений поведения м. б. вызван отклонениями в питании. Существует два осн. типа недостаточности питания: а) общий дефицит потребляемой… … Психологическая энциклопедия
Human behavioral ecology — (HBE) or human evolutionary ecology applies the principles of evolutionary theory and optimization to the study of human behavioral and cultural diversity. HBE examines the adaptive design of traits, behaviors, and life histories of humans in an… … Wikipedia
Human genetics — describes the study of inheritance as it occurs in human beings. Human genetics encompasses a variety of overlapping fields including: classical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, genomics, population genetics,… … Wikipedia
Behavior settings — are theorized entities that help explain the relationship between individuals and the environment particularly the social environment. This topic is typically indexed under the larger rubric of Ecological (or Environmental) Psychology . However,… … Wikipedia
Human (disambiguation) — Human may refer to *any member of the Homo genus (since ca. 2.5 million years) **Human taxonomy ** Homo sapiens (modern humans), the only surviving species of Homo . ***archaic Homo sapiens (since ca. 200,000 years) *** Homo sapiens idaltu (ca.… … Wikipedia