Check it out Below is an edited comment of what I posted to http: I've spent hundreds of hours hours reading books, watching recorded uni lectures in psychology, neuro-biology and the likesome awesome TED talks, audiobooks, white papers, general social analysis and lots of conversations. From all of that I've noticed there are a range of factors affecting peoples behaviour.
Race How Social Factors Affect Individual Sports Intrinsic motivation is what drives athletes and competitors in individualistic sports. Your motivation comes within yourself because YOU want to win or better yourself.
Every competitor is there because they personally want to better themselves and drive themselves to victory. You may hold a reputation in your sport and the only way you can lose or keep that status is by how YOU compete.
No group stigmas, No team reputation, No team support. How Social Factors Affect Individual Activities Individual activities play witness to an increase in mobility, physical strength and strength of character, and ultimately, happiness.
Instead of living a secluded and dark life, these people that take the step to move forward suddenly begin building social networks and increasing what was originally their fledgling amount of intrinsic or extrinsic motivation.
All of a sudden, they are in control of their lives! They feel whole again; part of a group.
Completing a lesson or a line of tasks gives them something to talk about with their friends that can get the ball rolling for the creation of group activities. How Social Factors Affect Team Sports When you identify with a team, you are immediately given a group of friends with which you can lean on for social, psychological, and motivational support.
As you spend more time with your team you will see an increase is societal connections and a sense of camaraderie gained from associations made with your team. Motivation can be both intrinsic as well as extrinsic. Enhanced individual performance will ultimately lead to a better team performance.
Teammates are also vital catalyst for motivation within a team. They can be there to cheer you on, or they can motivate you by giving everything they can for the team. When you see your teammate play hard, you will want to replicate them.
That can come from the captains, coaches, or player in the team.
You may be intimidated by a certain individual on a team or by another team as a whole who plays well together or has a superior record. Group stigmas can exist in a team. It can come from a disagreement in players, coaches, or can come from frustration when the team is not performing well together.
Group dynamics create support among those who work out together, and they help each other to push through until the end.
This also helps keep everyone motivated to do his or her best and not give up. Group activities keep healthy competition alive. People compete with each other to finish first or last longer. Participating in different group activities can create a great place for networking and meeting new people.
This also helps keep exercising more exciting and fun. Accountability is an important factor, because of the social pressures; working out with groups keeps you more accountable for showing up and exercising. This helps keep you consistent.
Lastly, it can reduce the cost because it is spread out among the group. Examples of Individual Activities.Dr.
Michael Young received a 5-month $50k grant from the Hershey Company to study the factors affecting consumer product choice, August Dr. Mary Cain was selected to be a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), August Scientists take a closer look at the complex biological and social factors that influence the age of puberty in girls.
Cultural factors are one of the most important factors that influence the buying decision of consumers. Cultural factors comprises of the set of values of a particular community or a group of individuals.
Update: Dr Robert Sapolsky has done a TED talk which puts these factors of human behaviour into great context, focused around the timeframes with which they have an effect.
Check it out. Read chapter 7 Physical and Social Environmental Factors: The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthies. A. A1C A form of hemoglobin used to test blood sugars over a period of time. ABCs of Behavior An easy method for remembering the order of behavioral components: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence.