What affects human behavior?

Human Behavior can be defined as the actions or reactions a person might take in response to a situation. To keep your students safe, you should strive to understand how people learn and why people behave the way they do.

This knowledge will allow you to create a safe and meaningful learning experience for your students.

Human behavior can be affected by the following:

  • Physical factors – age, health, illness, pain, the influence of a substance or medication.
  • Personal and emotional factors – personality, expectations, emotions, and mental health.
  • Wants and needs. (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – next lesson)
  • The environment – temperature, light, noise, wind, etc.
  • Other people – Instructors, assistants/helpers, and other students.