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Human Behavior


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What is a system?
A system is composed of interacting units and each of those units is part of a larger whole.
What is a Holon?
Holon is the interaction between the internal and external part of an individual.
What is Micro?
Micro is the individual level of a system.
What is Macro?
Macro is the social and institutional level of a system.
What is Meso?
Meso is the group, family, and community level of a system.
Talcott Parsons believed what?
Parsons believed that an individual's behaviors are influenced by the larger society.
What is a boundary?
A boundary is when one system interacts with another system or a part of a system and its environment.
What is entropy?
Carter and Webb believe that entropy is the tendancy of a system to move towards and unorganized state with a decrease in energy and interactions.
What is synergy?
Synergy is the oppostie of entropy and is when a spark of occurs in a system to create more energy.
What is accomodation?
Accomodation is when a system makes the changes to adapt.
What is a assimilation?
Assimilation is when the system changes just enough to maintain itself.
What is a assesment?
When you assess something you look at the problem and situation, and you define and analyze it.
What is adaptation?
Adaptation is the capacity of a system to adapt to surrounding environmental changes.
What does reciprical mean?
Reciprical is the act of giving and taking, back and forth, in a social environment.
Define social environment.
Social environment is anything that affects how people interact with others, and affects peoples goal, values, and beliefs.
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Planning for future
Controlling emotions
Controlling gratification
Identifying problems and solutions
Drugs and Medication
Low Income, socioeconomic class
Social Environment

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