Instincts in Children
Observation of children in controlled and uncontrolled settings leads to believe that every action and activity of children is driven by instincts. Man and animals are instinctive by nature. Instincts are uncontrollable urges that drives living beings towards a complicated behaviour. In the behavioural sciences instinct is generally understood as the innate part of behaviour that emerges without any training or education in humans. Spink behaviours such as cooperation, sexual behaviour, child rearing and aesthetics are seen as 'evolved psychological mechanisms' with an instinctive basis. Instincts are great dynamic forces of human nature which determine the character, life and behaviour of the individual.
Dr. Sharmista Chakravarthy