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    Prepare a paper in which you select four types of diversity and demographic characteristics from the list below and examine the impact of each on individual behavior:
    a. Ethnicity
    b. Gender
    c. Age
    d. Socioeconomic Status
    e. Sexual orientation (affinity)
    f. Religion
    g. Geographical differences (rural versus urban; inner city versus suburban)
    h. Occupation
    In your paper, you should also explain at least two motivational theories from your reading and evaluate how the motivational theories might apply to different groups within the selected characteristics from your paper. This evaluation should be based on research, preferably from the textbooks and the University Library.

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    Behavior refers to the actions or reactions of an individual in relation to the environment. It is controlled by the nervous system and it can be conscious or unconscious, voluntary or involuntary. People's behavior may be common or unusual. It may also be acceptable or unacceptable but the latter is regulated by various social control ways which adjust behavior. A human's behavior is influenced by a number of factors and this is where diversity takes place.

    Diversity refers to the differences in people's qualities and they refer to the differences in age, gender, ethnicity, physical abilities or qualities, educational background, sexual orientation, income, marital status, geographic location, religion, work experiences, and others. It is important because without diversity, the world would be a dull place to live and it would have failed by now. Diversity allows for second opinions, differing views and ways of thinking, dissimilar reactions and responses. People express their own opinions while others listen to them and realize that they have not thought of those ideas and it makes them realize and learn something new. Ethnicity, age, religion, and gender are four of the factors that cause diversity. They affect the way people behave in certain situations and make their ...

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    The impact of ethnicity, age, gender and religion on individual behavior. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Equity Theory - how they can be applied to the different groups. References are included.

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