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Using your intuition about everyday behavior is insufficient for a complete understanding of the causes of human behavior. Discuss

Relying on ones intuition is an inaccurate way of deciding on the causes of a person’s behavior. A person behavior is normally shaped by past experiences, culture, education or genes. Hence intuition is not an adequate means by which one can assess the behavioral pattern of an individual. Scholars, over the years, have explored this phenomenon of what influences our behavior and have shown that intuition is not adequate enough to explain behavior. In this paper, discussion will surround factors that explain the causes of behavior which are exhibited on a daily basis.

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary (2014) intuition is describe as a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence. In essence, intuition is innate to humans and gives one the ability to make judgments about people’s behavior. These judgments in cooperate connections that are made between what can be seen and our experiences and/or knowledge. Behavior on the other hand according to Merriam Webster Dictionary (2014), is the way a person acts. This in cooperate our overt and covert behavior that on exhibit.

According to Gollwitzer & Bargh (1996), science and everyday life has proven that intuition errs and it is, therefore, difficult to accept that our thoughts and feelings operate on intuition. Although intuition plays an important part the decision making process it often errs and story after story has been told of challenges to human intuition. Psychology has also proven that even the most intelligent people have made predictable and costly intuitive errors. Research has also ...

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