What are our personalities influenced by?

What are our personalities influenced by?

There are three main influences on personality development that we are going to look at in this lesson. Those are heredity, environment, and situation. Heredity: This refers to the influences on your personality that you are born with. Environmental factors also include such things as languages, religion, etc.

How does personality change over time?

Personality tends to get “better” over time. Psychologists call it “the maturity principle.” People become more extraverted, emotionally stable, agreeable and conscientious as they grow older. Over the long haul, these changes are often pronounced.

How do human values influence social psychology?

Values create a group bond at an abstract level that unifies individual actions into a group-level mind-set and organization. In this sense, values may be a uniquely human adaptation to the demands of a social reality in which not only individuals but also groups compete with each other.

Does nurture influence human behavior?

nurture affects our mental and physical health. In the context of the nature vs. nurture debate, “nature” refers to biological/genetic predispositions’ impact on human traits, and nurture describes the influence of learning and other influences from one’s environment.

How do others influence our behavior?

While it is clear others can influence our behaviour, most notably our conformity to social norms and our obedience of authority figures such as the police, we are responsible for our actions. While we exist in a society we conform to we must appreciate we can influence those around us and be conscious of how!

How do our values affect our perceptions of others?

Values refer to stable life goals that people have, reflecting what is most important to them. The values that are important to people tend to affect the types of decisions they make, how they perceive their environment, and their actual behaviours.