The Interactional Model Of Human Behavior In Afro-Biblobia

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The transactional model of human behavior presupposes that people act as agents to control to assert control over their lives and to thwart undesirable circumstances. As such, goals, skills and behaviors serve as vehicles for affecting a desired outcome. According Bandura (1997, as cited in Kim, 2006), “[s]triving for control over life circumstances permeates almost everything people do throughout the life course because it provides innumerable personal and social benefits” (p. 31). Hence, actions, when viewed transitionally are based on incentives and the belief that the energy expended toward a goal will truly function to actualize the desired outcome.
In comparison to general psychology, the transactional model stresses that individuals
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33). In Columbia, as recent as 2001, millions of Colombian civilian were kills, imprisoned and displaced from their homes by armed paramilitants, fixated on seizing land and asserting control over the civilian population through butchery, fear and intimidation. In the Colombia of today many people of Afro-Columbian descent continue to live under the threat of violence and fear of being displaced from their homes. Despite public declarations from government officials, Afro-Columbia are engaged in a perpetual war to gain recognition from the government and protect the rights and wellbeing of its …show more content…
Women, War and Peace (2011), depicts the efforts of two Afro-Colombian women from the southwestern towns of Cauca and La Toma, as they work to protect the land rights of their gold-rich community from industrial mining operations. Even though the property rights of Afro-Colombians were recognized in 1993, the looming presence of foreign investors, paramilitaries and the lack of legislative enforcement, the community remains vulnerable and faced with the possibility of extinction. The two activists feature in the film are at the forefront of the social and political efforts to perverse the lives, culture and property of the Colombian Afro-Columbian population.
Notably, several significant elements of the transaction theory are observable in the behaviors of the individuals featured in film. Case in point, the subjective beliefs of both women surrounding their role in the community and their rights to reside on the land, serves as causal link between their behavior and the environment. For instances, the first subject, stated, “[g]od wants me to be alive to work for myself, my family and my people” (PBS, 2011). As evidenced by the statement, her beliefs and perceptions surrounding the event operate as a catalyst which directs her

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