The concept of human behavior is rather diverse and complex. It has been reviewed by multiple different sciences and subjects, encapsulating decades of research, surveys, and articles. Moreover, the assessment of human behavior can be more inclusive by incorporating underrepresented cultures, concepts, and beliefs. Researching this aspect can assist scientists in finding the answers to a broad number of questions while also providing new data as specific events take place.
There are various opinions on human behavior and its motives. Some scientists, such as Maslow, believe that a person’s actions are defined by a specific hierarchy of needs. Meanwhile, the others share Watson’s opinion, who believes that some of the deeds are innate (Kakavoulis, n. d.). Currently, Medical Science presumes that human behavior is related to their position in the hierarchy of society and social factors. Unfortunately, there cannot be one unified opinion that explains the issue. Human behavior usually transmits a certain message to different individuals whom a person interacts with. The need for proper communication further emphasizes the value of researching the former.
Crises similar to COVID-19 set an unusual environment for assessing human behavior. However, the research on this issue in such an environment is complicated by conflicting viewpoints. On the one hand, people who find helping others useless may not want to comply with the safety requirements (Association for Psychological Science, 2020). On the other, the ones with a different opinion are more likely to not only follow the regulations but raise further awareness of the crisis as well. Assessing the mindset and behavior of the people with the former belief may help politicians raise awareness of concerning issues in a proper manner.
Association for Psychological Science. (2020). Human behavior in the time of COVID-19: Learning from psychological science.
Kakavoulis, L. (n.d.). Communication and human behavior. ELearn-Academy.