By Sudeshna Saha

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

29 October 2021
Medically reviewed by
Dhanashree Padhye
MA (Psychology)
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Behavioral psychology is the research and study of human behaviors in different circumstances or aspects. All these hinges on the mental state of a person, be it despondent or jovial, belligerent or pacific all constitute core human behavior. In order to perceive the hypothesis a little more, let`s look at it closely.

What Is Core Behavioral Aspect?

Core behavioral aspects are the influential behavior that we inculcate in our quotidian lives. These behaviors vary from the different emotions we express to the feelings we conquer.

Behavior, in general, revolves around three main aspects that are interconnected with each other namely act, feel, and think. Our action or comportment usually depends upon how we anticipate or perceive things. For example, if in case I had a bad day my behavior will be reflected in accordance with the stitch.

These core behaviors have several values as well as classification, in order to know more let's dive into it.


The core behaviors are classified with justice to how people discern their surrounding environment and act accordingly. And henceforth, are classified into three different types namely;

Cognitive Behavior

Cognitive behavior is the outcome of one`s thought that is mainly concomitant to a particular object or thing. The behavior generally comes to light when one understands the consequences.

 For example, people stopped using inappropriate words when they recognized that it is considered racist or people stopped smoking as might damage their lungs. (Samoilov, A. and Goldfried, M.R., 2000)

Affective Behavior

This attitude arises with the burst of emotion or occurs due to the perspective of feeling.  This behavior emerges with sentiments or vehemence and hence people take decisions or actions pursuant to it.

For example; punctuality, rejoinder to query or direction, liking and disliking or a particular entity or being, and acting according to it. (Ben-Sira, Z., 1976)

Behavioral Component

The behavioral component mainly arises when we have to behave according to the particular entity. This fragment of attitude usually bobs up in accordance with the intention in the long term or short term.

For example; I avoid horror movies because I scream when I watch them.

Now that we are well versed with the extensive classification of human behavior, let`s see the different types. (Triandis, H.C., 1964)

Types Of Core Behavioral Aspects In Psychology

Core behavior can be cloak-and-daggered into various different types. Predominantly into six different aspects namely;

Molecular Behavior

A behavior that usually occurs without putting any thought to it and occurs without any warning or caveat. For example, respecting someone who is more experienced than you.

Moler Behavior

This behavior usually occurs when we deliberately think about it or involve ourselves in the thought process. For example, not hurting anyone by blabbering something not suitable.

Voluntary Behavior

This behavior generally occurs consciously or on will and is implemented deliberately for example; getting a cup of coffee, etc.

Involuntary Behaviour

This behavior is completely contrasting to that of voluntary behavior; this is usually implemented without our free will.  For example; eye reflexes.

Overt Behavior

This is the type of behavior that occurs extensively that is noticeable or heed able for example; singing, dancing, etc.

Covert Behavior

This behavior is something that takes place internally without anyone`s intelligence or force. For example, remembering, creating, etc.

Hence, these different types show the core behavioral aspects that we are well versed with. In order to know more let`s look at the different aspects of human behavior.

Aspects Of Human Behavior

Human behavior is a complex yet vast concept and thus, there is the diverse divergent aspect when it comes round to human behavior and thus, let`s explore more.

These different aspects are namely;

(Fiedler, K., 2007)


It is an aspect that depends and varies according to the particular circumstance. Personality is the amalgamation of different characteristics of one`s own that is with its own uniqueness. Personality is something that is inclusive of all be it one`s attitude, interests, feelings or emotions etc. all are considered to transpire under personality.

The personality differs according to how they cope up with their surrounding environment thus, is segregated into three categories.

  1. Introverts – usually awkward, timid or shy and not very outspoken. The people who are introverts do not open up with others and feel comfortable within their own shells.
  2. Extroverts – these people are totally opposite to that of introverts. People with this personality are great at socializing.
  3. Ambiverts- these people are the combination of both introverts and extroverts and their personality usually comes out when they get comfortable.

It usually depends on the likes and dislikes of the particular person it does not rely only on a particular fact but also depends on the time, environment or situation. For example, I might be interested to have another cup of coffee; but I am not interested in parties.


This behavior generally relies on the bond, comfort, or attachment. As said, “Every coin has two sides” attitudes can be portrayed in front of a person, towards the object or the circumstance, and hence, can be negative, positive, or neutral.

Therefore, these are a few aspects when it comes to core behavior however there are still many more from relation to emotions.

CONCLUSION Thus, behavior can be in various forms, be it good or bad it is the base or the core of the human image. (Hogan, R., 1982)

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