Behavior as a determinant of all phenomena

Introduction. A person who is expert in yoga (exercise and postures) remains free from disease, disorder, and imbalances. Harvard health also put forward the same notion. Virtue is its own reward (prov.) Simplicity in living or simplification of life patterns paves the way for good health in mind, body, and spirit. The description that reveals about part or segment of the mind which is called a reservoir for all sorts of unconscious material or undesirable patterns of behavior is misleading. A person who behaves in a certain way is all that can be questioned or observed. Due to the nature of one’s behavior one may infer that the individual is unaware of the reasons for one’s actions or the problem is the same as that which arises when someone tries to go beyond the observed behavior. In case of a rationalizing person the feelings of inadequacy because of life events are also root-causes of problems and consequent upon that a system of defenses makes the individual unable to admit. It may be possible that one is unaware of the basis. “Whether conscious or unconscious, motives are inferred from observed behavior, and it must be remembered that these represent underlying processes within the individual and are not mysterious entities. But in no instance, is it proper to assume that behavior is the result of “forces” or “the unconscious mind,” since these have no independent existence apart from behavior. ?” These statements are taken from-Dictionary of psychology- a Laurel book, U.S. Edition. Now the question arises, “what is behavior?” Taken in its broadest sense , behavior includes anything the individual does or experiences. In a narrower sense, behavior can be defined to include only objectively or publicly observable responses. Behavior is way of behaving, manners (good or bad); treatment shown toward others ; any response(s) made by an organism; specifically, parts of a total response pattern ; an act or activity; or a movement or complex of movements. Many sciences and disciplines study human behaviour. Anthropologists, historians, sociologists, economists, political scientists, and others in related fields, seek to know the nature of man; and, in this sense, psychology is but one among many behavioral sciences. Determinant. Determinant is a cause or antecedent condition. It is a factor that is decisive or final in a cause-and-effect relation. Determinants are categorized as follow: organismic, environmental, and situational. Organismic determinant. Organismic determinants are causative factors arising from within the organism. Organic viewpoint is concept that all mental disorders have an organic basis. The infections, infestations, and other ailments may be the outcome of carelessness. Environmental determinants. Environment is totality of, or any aspect of, physical and social phenomena that surround or affect an individual organism or part of an organism. Environmental psychology is the field of psychology focusing on the effects of environmental setting on an individual’s feelings and behavior. The environmental stimuli also make a person subjected to involuntary or unconscious responses from the source outside. Situational determinants. They arise from an immediate event or circumstance that acts as an antecedent condition to behavior because of the connected series of actions or changes, etc. esp. such as are involuntary or unconscious or series of operations deliberately undertaken. Situational determinants may be those behaviors that give rise to conflict, confusion, or contemplation. Errors or mistakes are situational determinants. Situational stress reaction (acute) occurs because of superficial maladjustment to newly experienced life situations which are especially difficult or trying. Life space. Life space is the totality of all possible events that influence the individual from the past, present, and future as it is being contemplated by the individual. Differentiation of life space is the organization of the life space into different regions, such as the past, the present, and the future and on the levels of reality and unreality. If it is only the past that influences the individual it is a regressive condition in consequence of some undesirable event. The present or future is also influenced by the same as elements of consciousness-image, sensation, and affective state rule over the facts subsequent upon the thought processes based on unreality. P.S. Thanks for reading. Next post : Heredity and environment.

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