Department of Human Behavior

Let us consider a familiar example of human behavior from the perspective of physical fitness in children. Over the years, we have seen a continuing decline in children’s physical fitness, and the characteristics of this are the extremes to which children do or do not participate in exercise. Childhood habits of physical exercise and sports carry over into adulthood. In other words, children who do not exercise are potential adults with obesity, while children who exercise too much are at risk of sports injury or burnout. This is a serious problem, and it requires attention from multiple perspectives: physical (the optimum exercise type and duration of exercise), psychological and social (creating an ideal exercise environment), and environmental (implementing safety measures, including those that prevent further environmental deterioration). Essentially, the Human Behavior Department focuses on the function of the body, promotion of health, behavioral development, and studies the dynamic development and aging of people from childhood to old age.

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