Major does not have to influence behavior

By Annette Godwin
April 12, 2018

A person’s behavior can go different ways. Most people may want attention or act a certain way to have fun.

Now when it comes to a major, there’s no saying whether or not a person’s behavior has to do with what they see as typical of their major.

Of course, the behavior of people with different majors may be different because maybe they are trying to set a tone or get a different viewpoint of how to do things. Regardless, you should act like yourself instead of trying to get extra attention.

Sometimes, people feel the need to show off or act out when working on projects.

When you get to a certain age, there is no telling why some people act certain ways. Maybe they do it for attention or because they are in a growing stage and feel they have to show a certain characteristic in the school place.

Everyone can’t act the same because when you go to apply for a job, they want you to be yourself and not show somebody else’s behavior.

At the end of the day, behavior should not be the question. It should be how do you present yourself. You can’t be a college student acting like you’re in fourth grade.

Image from The Conversation.

A report on U.S. college and university student voting by the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement revealed that college students studying in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields were among the least likely students to vote in elections.

The article Why don’t STEM students vote like others? on the Conversation discussed this concept. I believe in this article, they are trying to get other students to become STEM students because “STEM students appear less interested in other forms of political and civic engagement, too.”

They were trying to persuade people to vote more by looking at how students’ behavior can be affected by their majors.

Is it about the money each student will make after they graduate?

In my opinion, I don’t think a major can influence your behavior in or out of the classroom. I do not think being a certain major changes how you act. If you want to act a certain way, then that’s on you.

No one can just say, “Oh, this person is studying this major so that’s why they act like this.”

That being said, I have seen a lot of people not want to be around certain majors because they may think they are stuck-up or something.  

You have to look at the bright side of things and believe you can have the same major as someone else and present yourself differently than they do.

The article also said, “Unraveling the relationship between voting and undergraduate major is a tricky task. It may be that faculty in some academic fields of study tend to do a better job than others with embedding a civic perspective and emphasizing the importance of political participation.” A lot of people think that but I do not know why or how they would think that.

In reality, there are some students that may get a higher paying job than other majors.

Why must voting be a big deal when it comes to STEM students? I guess this world is all tied up in believing in voting because whoever get the most votes wins.

Also why must it matter if each major votes or not to see if a major can detect your behavior? Everyone is not going to get the same results. Besides, a vote cannot detect anyones behavior when it comes down to majors.

The article noted that education majors voted the most.

I guess when it comes to education majors, they have to present themselves a certain way because they are working or may be dealing with different people, so they have to show different behavior.

But all majors should do that, right?

That’s why my vote has changed. Now I know that different majors have to present themselves differently.

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