You may be shocked to learn that our personal relationships, social media interactions, our genes, and other parts of the world around us all play a key role in our behavior. It’s been proven that human beings are partially made up of their biology and the environment they’re raised in.
Once you become an adult, the environment you keep will transform what you were as a child and young adult into a different type of person all over again.
While yes, the environment we choose to surround ourselves with does change us, biology can influence our behavior as well. Today we’re going to dive into the topic of biology and how it influences our behavior from a young age all the way into adulthood.
How do biological processes relate to behavior?
The brain works together using different functions to determine how we should behave. When you’re under the influence of a substance, such as alcohol, your biology changes a bit and in turn, so does your behavior. Your brain tends to get foggy and your inhibitions are let loose.
This is why many people make horrible mistakes when they’ve had too much alcohol at a company party or when hanging out socially with friends.
While we do say envrionment has its part in modling our bheavior, overall, the brain process is what ultimate makes your behavior happen. There are many key parts of your brain that start working as part of the biological process related to behavior.
The different areas of your brain that work during this process include mostly the sensory organs and perception organs. These work together to figure out how to behave.
Each person has a different level of stimuli they can handle. Some people are easily overstimulated and can stress out to respond horrible, anxious, or sad in a situation that has too much going on. This behavior is part of how we can show you that biology plays a key role in behavior.
Your biology, aka the genetics you’ve inherited from both parents, help mold you into a person who can handle certain experiences better than others, thus lashing out or calmly responding to a situation.
Our genetics are chosen for us as soon as we’re conceived inside the womb. The mother and father genes work together to morphe you into this little human you are today.
During this process, your personality will be pre-determined and while this can change during the years, we all have core values, beliefs, and behavioral responses that are unique to our individual person due to the biology of our mind and body.
In conclusion, biology has been proven time and time again to be a key component of why we behave the way we do.
Although you can argue the environment you live in, the culture you’re a part of and the company you keep will impact how you behave from time to time, you’ll always resort back to what biology tells you to do and behave over time.