Week 1 Discussion Question #2Topic: Diversity of Human Behavior
Due Day 4 Week 1 (Thursday) ± September 2, 2010
Where: Main Forum
Word Count: 150 - 300 words
Point Value: 10 points
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How do you think gender, race, and ethnicity have affected your behavior?Provide an example from your life where you have observed people from differentethnic backgrounds or genders behaving differently in the same situation.
³All normal human beings have the same sense organs and perceptual capacity. Yet our individuality²our motivations, values, expectations, cognitive style, and cultural preconceptions²influences what we perceive.´ (Morris & Maisto 2005 pg. 136 phar. 2)
Males are normally more aggressive than females this can be the cause of higher testosteronelevels in males then in females. Or it could be seen that males are more aggressive because of society. Boys are suppose to be tuff and strong.For example: When sports are being played it seems that when there is any type of fights it isnormally males.
I feel that race can affect a person¶s behavior because of the culture that they may have grown upin due to their race. For example, an Asian woman in most norms is more quiet on voicing her opinion. This could be because of the fact that it is taught that in their race Asians must be moreagreeable to men.Also if you look at like mixed children it sometimes is seen that maybe they are either stronger or weaker than most and that could play a role on the fact of not knowing who they are and whatrace to follow because sometimes it is hard to follow more than one race. Mixed persons mayhave to fight for their spot or just stay weak.