What Caused a Particular Behavior?

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What Caused a Particular Behavior?

Is the causality of our behaviors certain?
In other words, is it possible to determine with certainty what was causing a person's behavior?

  Owor Kipenji
Project Management Student, Canada
 

Causality of Behaviors

There is not a simple, straight forward answer on associating behavior that people exhibit and fitting it into some stereotypic prototype.
Sometimes people behave the way they do based on circumstances, and other times it may just be their natural way of reacting to situations.
So there is really no certainty about general causality of behaviors.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

There are Multiple Causes of Behavior

Human behavior is the potential and expressed capacity (mentally, physically, and socially) of human individuals or groups to respond to INTERNAL STIMULI and EXTERNAL STIMULI throughout their life. While specific traits of one's PERSONALITY, TEMPERAMENT, and GENETICS may be more consistent, other behaviors change as one moves between LIFE STAGES, from birth through adolescence, adulthood, parenthood and retirement.
Behavior is also driven, in part, by THOUGHTS and FEELINGS, which provide insight into individual psyche, revealing such things as attitudes and values. Human behavior is shaped by PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAITS, as personality types vary from person to person, producing different actions and behavior. Extraverted people, for instance, are more likely than introverted people to participate in social activities like parties.
As a result of all these things and probably others I think that in most cases it is not possible to determine with certainty what caused a person to behave in a particular way.

  Anonymous
 

Multiple Causes of Behaviour

@Jaap de Jonge: I agree with your points but environment and how persons are socialized can play a part in their behavio...

 

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