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HUMAN BEHAVIORHuman behavior refers to the range of behaviors exhibited by humans and which are influenced by culture,attitudes, emotions, values, ethics, authority, rapport, hypnosis, persuasion, coercion and/or genetics. Thebehavior of people falls within a range with some behavior being common, some unusual, some acceptable,and some outside acceptable limits. In sociology, behavior in general is considered as having no meaning, beingnot directed at other people, and thus is the most basic human action. Behavior in this general sense shouldnot be mistaken with social behavior, which is a more advanced action, as social behavior is behaviorspecifically directed at other people. The acceptability of behavior is evaluated relative to social norms andregulated by various means of social control. The behavior of humans is studied by the academic disciplines ofpsychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology, economics, and anthropology. Human behaviour is experiencedthroughout an individual’s entire lifetime. It includes the way they act based on different factors such asgenetics, social norms, core faith, and attitude. Behaviour is impacted by certain traits each individual has. Thetraits vary from person to person and can produce different actions or behaviour from each person. Socialnorms also impact behaviour. Humans are expected to follow certain rules in society, which conditions the waypeople behave. There are certain behaviours that are acceptable or unacceptable in different societies andcultures. Core faith can be perceived through the religion and philosophy of that individual. It shapes the way aperson thinks and this in turn results in different human behaviours. Attitude can be defined as "the degree towhich the person has a favorable or unfavorable evaluation of the behavior in question." Your attitude highlyreflects the behaviour you will portray in specific situations. Thus, human behavior is greatly influenced by theattitudes we use on a daily basis.PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN BEHAVIORFirst-day morgue syndrome– When people become nervous, they freeze up and act like they aredead.Fears– Many people are concerned that they will say or do the wrong thing in social situations.Double standards– People expect others to understand their inconsistent behavior, but feel thateveryone else should be consistent.Paradox– People often engage in behaviors that lead to undesirable responses. They repeat thebehaviors and act surprised by the undesirable response that follows.Positive double bind– If you want to do something, you often don’t need to.If you don’t want to dosomething, you probably need to.Risk taking– The more risk you take, the greater your return in many situations.There is, however, arisk of vulnerability by taking too much risk.

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