Have you ever wondered what causes or inspires a human being to behave in a certain way? What is it that makes them respond to others positively or negatively? Did you ever think how certain circumstances affect the human brain and play a role in their individual and collective behaviors? To have an answer to all these queries, we need to understand human psychology and how it functions and operates.
More importantly, understanding human behavior is imperative because it relates to several areas of our personal and professional lives. Once, we have the key insights into the relationship between the two, we will be able to bring much-needed improvements in all aspects of dealing with other people.
In this article, we will list out the areas where a tangible and significant improvement can be brought through the right understanding of human behavior.
Gaining a basic to an advanced comprehension of human behavior is necessary to explore the new avenues of resolving conflicts. For instance, this way, in the corporate world, the owner or a manager would be able to treat their subordinates and team differently. They will become capable of looking beyond a typical mindset or stereotyping to understand why people behave in a certain way. In this context, their role at the workplace can turn into that of a mentor, motivator and encourager. This, without a doubt, is bound to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the employees. Another thing that can help in this regard is an organizational psychology degree, so be sure to enroll in such a program.
Similar to the managerial staff, the behavior of colleagues with each other can also improve. They will be able to get into the very depth of why a dispute arises and understand how it differentiates from a conflict. The colleagues will also find it easier to accept each other despite their differences of opinion. Such comprehension and understanding of each other can completely transform the workplace environment and do wonders for the organization.
If we incorporate the same in the human resources department of an organization, we will see that they will rise above the usual SOPs and find genuine and deserving talent. With the return of compassion, we will be able to bring the ‘human’ component back in the ‘HR’, which, some say, is often missing.
Understanding human behavior has a key role to play in personal relations too, and its comprehension can resolve disputes. With the ability to understand that disagreements don’t need to turn into conflicts, we can make our relations better. The relations in the family could be based on strong foundations and terms by avoiding feuds and grudges through behaving in a certain way.
Similarly, an approach and strategy based on psychology could bring a major change in our behavior; the way we argue with each other over minor traffic brawls, how nations wage wars against each other or nurture decades-old feuds and animosities. We can replace such unhealthy feelings and thoughts with compassion and care if we can learn to let go of things.
Improved understanding of differentiating behavior can have a global effect on different cultures, social and ethnic groups and communities. This approach can help them understand that cast or creed has nothing to do with human intelligence and that does not make one ethnic group superior over the other.However, this should be made clear that the behavior of people having different backgrounds varies due to various cultural implications. In a larger perspective, this can play an important role in harmonizing and synergizing the cultures and enable communities to raise their children with a nondiscriminatory mindset.
The only reason prisons are called correctional facilities is that people with a criminal record are supposed to be transformed into useful citizens of the society. If human behavior is truly understood, it could bring a massive improvement among the inmates. It would explore why they committed certain acts of crime and how they can be rehabilitated to think about the wrongfulness and consequences of their actions. In this scenario, jailers and wardens can play the role of mentors and educators and enable the inmates to start a new life with a changed and improved mindset. If this is done the right way, it could bring the ‘change’ we all anticipate and aspire to see in this world.
Human psychology is a very deep subject and that is why it needs immense exploration. Uncovering the mysteries of the human thought-process can bring massive improvements in our lives, both individually and collectively. By revisiting our actions based on psychology, we would be able to behave differently, hopefully in a better way. We will be able to learn to gain insights about how others feel and why they act in a certain way. Above all, this can greatly help psychologists and therapists get to the core of the issues that a person may be facing and devise and put forth tangible, workable and long-lasting solutions. Only then can we expect to see the much-required ‘change’ in our world.