Response to "How Hardwired is Human Behavior" Article Review by Nicky

Response to "How Hardwired is Human Behavior"
A response and reaction to Nigel Nicholson's work, "How Hardwired is Human Behavior".
# 149198 | 850 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 29, 2011 in Biology (General) , Psychology (General)


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Description:

The paper explains Nicholson's essay that according to evolutionary psychologists, the failure of managers to rid their organization of politics, hierarchies and rivalry is due to emotional and behavioral hardwiring that has been inherited from human ancestors. The paper looks at the literature on the scientific discipline of evolutionary psychology and the debate surrounding its findings. The paper concludes that while these discoveries have important implications for today's management, it would be impractical and illogical to attempt to classify individuals based upon this hardwiring alone.

From the Paper:

"The work of Nigel Nicholson entitled: "How Hardwired is Human Behavior" relates that management in organizations have attempted to rid their organization of politics, hierarchies and rivalry within the organization but that these efforts have failed. Nicholson relates that according to evolutionary psychologists the failure is due to management working against human nature or human emotional and behavioral hardwiring that has been inherited from human ancestors. According to Nicholson evolutionary psychology is a discipline that is still emerging in nature however it is the strong connection of evolutionary psychology and the theory of natural selection that has been the source of great debate. Evolution psychology holds that human ancestors needed these human instincts in order to survive in what were highly unpredictable circumstances and that as time progressed humans became predisposed to gossip and that this was integrated into the mental programming of the human mind.
"The work of Tancredi (2005) states that the fact that "morality in humans evolved from other primates and depends on the brain for universality and stability does not negate the importance of social forces in its creation, or the role of 'free will' in its execution." (p.8) According to Tancredi "recent neuroscience discoveries are adding twists to this equation." (p.9) Tancredi writes that in time brain biology as it is related to specific moral precepts will be "in time...seen as originating to some degree, in biology." (Tancredi, 2005, p.9)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Clark, William R. & Grunstein, Michael. Are We Hardwired? : The Role of Genes in Human Behavior. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2000.
  • Benderly, B.L. Are We Hardwired? The Role of Genes in Human Behavior. Genome News Network. 2000 Nov 3. Online available at: http://www.genomenewsnetwork.org/articles/11_00/Hardwired_review.php
  • Tancredi, L. Hardwired Behavior. What Neuroscience Reveals about Morality. 2005. Cambridge University Press. Online available at: http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/60017/sample/9780521860017ws.pdf
  • Ryan, Terry. Review: How Hardwired is Human Behavior? The 21st Century Learning Initiative. Online available at: http://www.21learn.org/archive/articles/ryan_nicholson.php
  • Lynch, Zack. Brain Waves. Corante 22 Feb 2004. Online available at: http://brainwaves.corante.com/archives/2004/02/22/empathy_is_a_hardwired_feeling.php

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APA Format

Response to "How Hardwired is Human Behavior" (2011, November 29) Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/response-to-how-hardwired-is-human-behavior-149198/

MLA Format

"Response to "How Hardwired is Human Behavior"" 29 November 2011. Web. 29 November. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/response-to-how-hardwired-is-human-behavior-149198/>

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