Man is viewed as an animal in scientist’s eyes. There are many psychological implications of innate drives and instincts. Almost all innate drives and instincts are present unconsciously present in every human as in that of animals.
Mans innate drives are similar to that of animals. Animals instantly begin to walk and search for food, humans instantly do the same. These instincts are not consciously recognized. Sigmund Freud said “innovations were humans’ recognition of unconscious psychiatric process that follow laws different from those that govern conscious experience” (Davis, Palladino 2000. pg. 31).Freud was saying that the human mind unconsciously tells the body to do what is needed to survive. Human Nature is the product of innate drives conflicting with the requirements of social living (Davis, Palladino, 2000. pg. 32).
According to the humanist, people have choices in their lives, and we cannot understand their choices by studying animals in lab oratories or people experiencing adjusting problems (Davis, Palladino, 2000. pg.32). Humans may not do the politically correct thing when it comes to surviving by what innate drives tell humans what to do. Scientist learned their information from observing animals. Innate drives cannot be fully explained, but they do exist (Gerow 1997 pg. 128)
Instincts are found in every creature. Instincts are unlearned behaviors that are more complex than a simple reflex (Davis, Palladino 2000. pg. 796). Realizing stimuli are specific environmental events that trigger or release the instinctive behaviors (Gerow, 1999. pg. 103). Instincts are evident early in life.
Innate drives and instincts are very complex human behaviors. Every one has them, as do every animal. Scientists try to learn more about them every day. Studying animals may not be the best way to learn about them.
Davis, S., ; Palladino, J. (2000). Psychology: Media and Research Update. New Jersy:Prentice Hall.
Gerow, J. (1997). Psychology, an Introduction. New York: Addison-Wesley Educational.