What is Behavior?
It is called as behavior all those reactions that living beings have in relation to the environment in which they are.
Various studies that have been carried out from ethology, psychology and the social sciences agree that the behavior of a living being is influenced by everything that occurs in the environment.
The behavior corresponds to the circumstances that are experienced in a specific time and space.
In psychology, a difference is made between behavior and behavior, because although all living beings present a type of behavior, they do not necessarily imply a cognitive process.
The behavior may be due, for example, to an organic activity, so it does not necessarily involve a cognitive process.
Behavioral studies take into account both observable and unobservable reactions, since important differences can be seen between the two situations.
These differences are due to the fact that the behavior is influenced by a series of organic and psychological aspects, as well as by elements of a cultural, social, family, and school type, etc.
Hence, living beings have different types of behavior, good or bad, depending on where they are and whether or not they are in view of others.
For example, children behave differently in schools and at home. This is due to the stimuli to act and speak (behavior) in each space.
In the same way with adults, people have different behaviors when they are in the comfort of their home compared to when they are at a friend’s house. These behaviors are not cognitive, since the internal, non-visible process is one that is part of the hidden or “mental” behavior, prior to the visible behavior.
The behavior of a manager on the job is different from that of being with his loved ones or friends. Therefore, people have different behaviors in private spaces and in public spaces where they are more observed and even criticized.
Groups, whether of people or animals and other living things, also have a series of behaviors that define them and deference from other groups or communities.
For this reason it is important to take into account all behaviors, because important information is obtained from everyone in relation to an individual being or a group.
Behavior must be understood as a whole, the reaction of the environment or space cannot be analyzed separately, since both biological factors and influencing external factors are of interest.
Behavior is everything a living being does in a medium, that is, its interaction.
Behavior and conduct
Behavior refers to the reactions that a living being has according to the environment or space in which it is found, and can be influenced both by organic aspects and by the elements around it. Therefore, behavior occurs in social life, where there is an affective disposition prior to acting.
For its part, behavior is made up of a series of cognitive reactions that vary according to previous knowledge or experiences. The most fundamental form of behavior is reflexes, which are generated for survival.
For example, the interaction of a child in a space implies a behavior and this is established as behavior when it creates a series of constant and repetitive patterns.