Psychology is the science of mind and character. Its face objective is to study character and mental procedures through making inquiries and identifying both common laws and certain matters. For most influencers, key objective of practical psychology is to benefit community. Psychologists research on theories of perception, attention, motivation, personality, emotion, behavior, cognition, and interpersonal relationships of human beings. While psychological thoughts are regularly applied to the evaluation and treatment of rational health challenges, it is also used to studying and resolving challenges in a wide range of human activities. There are several theories in existence that explain human life and how they act in relation to its environment. This entails therapeutic and scientific study theories each trying to explain why there are some unique characteristics portrayed by human beings (Carey, 2008).
There have been various researches on the subject and each researcher has different views on human character resulting to several associated theories. For instance, in the article in the New York Times, the author discusses on certain inborn behaviors that one does them subconsciously. For example, if you see someone leaning back on their chair, you will definitely do the same and if they are leaning forward on their elbows regardless of what position you were in after some time you will follow suit and move forward. These psychological phenomenons occur without our prior realization. On the field of persuasion, psychologist posits that many aspects affect individuals’ vulnerability to an appeal. The studies show that many people have different interests to charm, social music, and rapport. These are just but a few examples that show how humans vary yet they are closely related (Carey, 2008).
The source is credible in the sense that it illustrates different behaviors in relation to how it affects human life. The author emphasize on imitation as one of the aspects significant in the animal kingdom. The source also shows various studies by different author alongside their findings and techniques of proofing their observations. The findings explain why certain behaviors exist and why they should come out that way. This implies that all animals have some common sense, which enables them to learn or act unknowingly. This can be seen as a form of protection since if one wipes his face it implies to the other that something is also on his, and he should do the same to remove without necessarily being told. In work places, the same happens almost on a daily basis. For instance, when one is annoyed, they act strangely forcing the other person to be more alert not to interfere with their surroundings. Work mates become cautious of their duties especially if it was the boss depicting these characteristics (Carey, 2008).
In social places, the psychological aspects enable people to interact with one another smoothly. This is the general nature of human beings and whenever they are not interested in something, one can learn that from the way they act. Human being act different to one another and in most cases they only interact to those close to them or those whom they have met once in their lifetime. Strangers are discouraged from engaging in societal activities because no one knows their character. They need to study him or her first before being fully accepted. Any friendly interaction gives sufficient proof of this intuitive social ballet. Information can be passed effectively in such mutual environment without much ado. The article illustrates further on how different good salespeople have used this psychological aspect to lure people into purchasing their products simple by means of looking for physical signals and work on them without necessarily persuading the buyer. Just as it is something to move through various interactions without thinking, but it is much easier to intentionally use mimicry to convince or seduce. All these human characteristics occur because of difference in intellectual levels and perceptions (Carey, 2008).
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