Found 80 Articles for Human Behaviour

Difference Between Social Cognitive Theory and Behaviorism

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 15:55:34
Learning theories in psychology include social cognitive theory and behaviorism, both of which examine how people change through time. Both theories attempt to shed light on the process of learning and the subsequent reinforcement or attenuation of a behavior. Both behaviorism and social cognitive theory emerged as responses to established schools of thought in the area of psychology, with the former appearing in the early 20th century and the latter emerging in the 1970s. There is a great deal of conceptual overlap between the two schools of thought, and the practical application, advancement of knowledge, and betterment of society that ... Read More

Difference Between Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 15:47:45
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and depression are both mental health disorders that can affect a person's mood, energy levels, and overall well-being. However, there are significant differences between the two, particularly in their causes, symptoms, and treatment options. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that typically occurs during the fall and winter months when there is less daylight. This disorder affects around 5% of the population, and it is more common in women than in men. The exact cause of SAD is not yet known, but it is believed to be linked ... Read More

Difference Between Dispositional Attribution and Situational Attribution

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 10:57:18
The field of study known as "attribution theory" investigates the reasons people provide for their actions and the results they observe. In this context, "cause and effect" refers to the process of making a decision based on a variety of available pieces of evidence. The Austrian psychologist Fritz Heider proposed that people attribute their actions to a mix of internal (dispositional) and external (situational) factors including attitude and ability. Heider furthered it by saying that people's beliefs about what causes their actions are more important than the actual causes themselves. Humans, he said, act as "amateur psychologists" when they try ... Read More

Understanding People Who Lie

Manish Panchal
Updated on 27-Mar-2023 17:11:43
A false remark made with the goal to trick or mislead someone is called a lie. Individuals may tell lies for a variety of reasons, including to obtain an advantage or benefit, to protect oneself or others, to avoid punishment or unfavourable consequences, or to manipulate a situation. Both the one who lies and the one who is the target of a falsehood may suffer unpleasant effects as a result. For instance, lying can ruin relationships, cause conflict and misunderstandings, and undermine one's credibility or reputation. In some circumstances, such as those involving perjury or fraud, lying could be deemed ... Read More

What Is Psychology? A Guide to the Study of the Human Mind and Behavior

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 30-Jan-2023 20:18:51
Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior. It examines both external and perceptible behaviors and internal cognition and emotions. For psychology to become a separate scientific field, Wilhelm Wundt established the first experimental psychology lab in Germany in 1879. Psychology relies on research and practical testing to comprehend the factors that lead to what people do, feel, think, and say, and forecast human behavior. The examination of cerebrum research covers many issues, similar to the natural underpinnings of direct neural connections and the psyche, collection and human development, sentiments, perception, and insight, as well as speculations of ... Read More

Difference between Psychology and Psychiatry

Manisha Shejwal
Updated on 29-Sep-2022 13:30:36
Our mental health affects how we perceive, think, feel, and act as a human individual. One’s mental health is determined by how they handle stress, behave in society, and what choices they make. Mental health is vital at every stage of life. One needs help of an expert when their grossly disturbed emotional state and in turn the behavior together sum up to a mental illness. In such cases, one might get confused on whether to approach a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. When it comes to mental illness, both areas of study Psychology and Psychiatry, provide insight on human minds ... Read More

Difference between Neurosis and Psychosis

Manisha Shejwal
Updated on 29-Sep-2022 13:28:14
Neurosis and Psychosis are mental disorders. Neurosis causes distress in a person without making them lose the contact with reality whereas in Psychosis an affected individual is not in touch with reality. What is Neurosis? Neurosis is a mental or emotional disorder which is identified by anxiety, depression, feelings of unhappiness or stress. Types of Neurosis The types of Neurosis include − Anxiety − Response of body out of the thoughts of fear and/or apprehension. Depression − Chronic sadness or persistent feeling of loss of interest. Hysteria − Conversion of psychological stress into physical symptoms due to trauma. Obsessive-compulsive ... Read More

Difference between Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communication

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 13-Jul-2022 08:20:01
We are currently living in the digital age, which has brought about significant shifts in theway marketing and communication are played. Because it is a crucial component ofsuccessful marketing, nearly every company in operation today uses marketingcommunications in some shape or another.The manner in which brand campaigns are run has been significantly altered as a result of the rise of interactive and digital marketing communications. However, these are not the only methods available to communicate with audiences. The emergence of integrated marketing communications may be traced back to the foundation that was laid by digital marketing.What is Public Relations?Because there ... Read More

Why do humans have fear of dark?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Something which is not shown and not known carries some anxiousness. Darkness has been always considered as the residential place for ghosts, monsters and paranormal beings. This is being believed since ages that there is something fearful in the dark. On the contrary, a person who has never heard of a ghost or some evil beings might not be afraid of the dark.Scientifically, this fear has got many names such as Achluophobia, Nyctophobia, Scotophobia, and Lygophobia which mean fear of darkness, fear of twilight etc.Fear of dark occurs due to the imagination that something bad is on its way. Some ... Read More

How does understanding a person reflects the way we think?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Simple, because we see the world through our eyes and judge people and situations through our experiences and exposure. Let me put it in simpler words, the way the other person behaves or responds to a situation depends on the way he thinks and the way he understands a situation. His response shows his attitude towards the current situation. But the perception is always yours. The world is the way you understand it.Two Sides of A CoinFor instance, a person might give alms to a beggar at the traffic or inform him about the need for labor in the next ... Read More
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