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They will behave aggressively if put in a group of aggressive people. This perspective views human behavior as a result of the manner in which people interact with the environment as well as their reaction to it. The circumstances in which a child grows largely affect his/her behavior. Exposure of a child to antisocial behavior may lead to development of similar behavior in him/her (HJelle, & Ziegler, 1992).
According to Barbara (2006), the behavior of people is variable depending on the situation in which they are in. The situationalists consider human behavior to be based on time and space as well as the continuous activities of other people. This perspective is often overlooked by the society. People fail to understand the impact of external factors on the behaviors of individual. For example, the cultural and ethnic backgrounds present situations that are unique within different social settings. Hofsted defines culture as a tool that the mind applies to guide a person’s day to day activities and interactions with others. He believes that culture is a collective aspect of a population that has occupied a particular social environment where individuals learn unique norms and also develop standards that guide their behavior. These behaviors make a distinction between cultures since all individuals in a particular culture share norms and customs (Hofstede, 1991). Culture generates circumstances that shape the behavior of humans. In essence, if all people grew up under the same cultural background, they are likely to develop similar behaviors. If they grow separately, they tend to be different as regards their actions, behaviors as well as their way of thinking.
In contrast, the personality side of the debate argues that people really are different, and even given the best possible situation, people’s outcomes will be different. Personality is a term that represents the typical patterns of personal judgment, mind-set and actions
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