human behavior http://kmuw.org en OnWords: Behavior, A Product Of Environment Or Evolution? http://kmuw.org/post/onwords-behavior-product-environment-or-evolution <p>When I was a kid, the word “behavior” still had a mostly neutral meaning. You might hear the word when Marlin Perkins on Wild Kingdom described the doings of a parched hippo during the dry season, for example.</p><p>But even then another, much more accusatory, meaning of the word behavior was establishing itself. This behavior referred to things kids did that grown-ups didn't like. “You'd better change your behavior, junior!” an evil vice-principal might yell, when we thought we were just having fun.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Lael Ewy 23201 at http://kmuw.org OnWords: Behavior, A Product Of Environment Or Evolution? The Human Factor: A Bad Driver Or Just A Bad Day? http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-bad-driver-or-just-bad-day-0 <p>The Fundamental Attribution Error is a concept derived from the field of social psychology. We are all guilty for committing this error.</p><p>As an example, try to think of a time that someone cut you off in traffic, or didn’t use their signal, or pulled out in front of you. Or maybe that time the wait staff at your favorite restaurant wasn’t quite nice. You were probably angry, frustrated and would have loved the opportunity to give that driver or waiter a piece of your mind.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 17105 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: A Bad Driver Or Just A Bad Day? The Human Factor: A Bad Driver Or Just A Bad Day? http://kmuw.org/post/human-factor-bad-driver-or-just-bad-day <p>The Fundamental Attribution Error is a concept derived from the field of social psychology. We are all guilty for committing this error.</p><p>As an example, try to think of a time that someone cut you off in traffic, or didn’t use their signal, or pulled out in front of you. Or maybe that time the wait staff at your favorite restaurant wasn’t quite nice. You were probably angry, frustrated and would have loved the opportunity to give that driver or waiter a piece of your mind.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:43:34 +0000 Joseph R. Keebler 14295 at http://kmuw.org The Human Factor: A Bad Driver Or Just A Bad Day?