Elements that impact Social Behavior

(Please note, this is an answer to the assignment question from FS L3 Practitioner assessment)

Evaluating the external and internal elements such as biology, environment, age, gender, nutrition, education and disability impacts on social behaviour.

Biology affects a person medically and physically most of the time, the different hormones and growth development causes the body to react differently every day. The resulting effect of that reaction can cause a person to not want to be involve socially with others, example pimples, rashes or freckles, hence they will have negative social behaviour to avoid interacting.

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For nutrition, the phrase “You are what you eat” best describe the impact on social behaviour, the food intake by a person, defines their social response, as they may develop more temper due to excessive intake of poultry meat, an experiment done in UK, once tested a group of taxi drivers for their level of tolerance when they eat chicken for 3 weeks or fish for 3 weeks. Those who ate fish, show more composure that those ate chicken.

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Environmentally, a room with four walls, has been proven to be more stressful and pressurizing for anyone, think about the people who are incarcerated, they exhibit violent and more aggressive behaviour, because their flight and fight mechanism are switch on with the walls making them feel cornered. Considering the walls make it not possible to engage the flight, fight is the only way. However, an open field and space, reduce the tendency for people to feel stress. Most people, take long walks in parks and open space to relax, their behaviour in the park is usually more friendly, they will greet and acknowledge each other more often in a open and green environment then in a 4 walled apartment.

Age and Gender, defines a person experience and perspective most of the time, these are elements that results in their decision on how to respond to others, so they definitely impact social behaviour. Ladies who are being treated unequally by some system, may show more anger towards the people in the system. A young gentleman may feel like he has more energy than an elder gentleman, and he may move more confidently, these have an impact on the social behaviour (Not that it is always true).

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Education, is one of the key difference maker in our society today. It provides a platform for people to learn and develop more communication ability and skills to enlarge their perspective. However, the kind of education they received defines the kind of behaviour they will show. For example, a kid who went through vocational education would have attain vocational skills, that depending on the countries and societies they are in, may be more or less value than the conventional education, this will then make them feel confident or more socially worth. And these affects how they interact with people in a social setting.

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Disability, comes into picture, as a visible anomaly in the society most of the time, but the category of disability is far wider than the visible ones. For example, a person who is forgetful, can be mildly disable, but just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. So for many people with disability, they have to endure slower response time to some activities, these makes them fall behind the rest, which may get them into some kind of bullying or over-helping. These gestures affects their confidence, and over time, they will hide their disability as far as possible, and even their own self, hence affecting their behaviour socially.

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