Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior

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Diversity Impact on Individual Behavior
Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. Behavior can be conscious or unconscious, overt or covert, and voluntary or involuntary. Behavior is controlled by the nervous system; the complexity of the behavior is related to the complexity of the nervous system. Generally, organisms with complex nervous systems have a greater capacity to learn new responses and thus adjust their behavior. Human behavior is the collection of activities by human beings and influenced by culture, attitudes, emotions, ethnicity, gender, ethics, religion, authority, persuasion, and/or coercion. The behavior of people falls within a range with some
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These words speak volume to the children and workers of today. We must keep in mind that music is not biased to age ethnicity or gender, it is for everyone. Words are heard and may even find there way to spot within people that is relevant. Regardless of ethnicity it is easy to except this urban/rap culture and exemplify characteristics in the form of attitude, clothing and speech.
Gender is another type of diversity that has impact on behavior. Whether you are male or female, there are roles that society places on gender. For many years the man the sole bread winner while the female was to stay at home and make home. This idea was not only in the minds of society but could be found in television programs. Some programs include; Leave it to Beaver (Ward & June), The Wonder Years and the Brady Bunch. In the late 60 's and early 70 's there was a woman 's movement, they liberated them selves. In today 's businesses and Armed Forces the female gender is very present. Females are no longer an oddity within the ranks of upper management or the hierarchy of the military.
Behavior is influenced by many facets today. It starts with our own parents as well as our grandparents. The reference to the grandparents is important because this is where our parents received their foundation of
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