LIFESTYLE Theory in the Social Sciences
The LIFESTYLE concept refers to the development of a person’s behavior patterns that are formed as a result of their interactions with people and with society in general. According to the theory, human beings begin to experience life experiences at different stages of their lives. These life experiences, known as formative years, determine how a person behaves and what they tend to value in their lives. This framework of life values and how a person forms them, is referred to as the LIFESTYLE framework.
The concept has been developed by anthropologists and sociologists over the last 50 years and has been shown to be useful in analyzing human behaviour. In particular, it has been used to measure the health and wellness of individuals, identifying differences in lifestyles, identifying causal factors, and creating change interventions. It is not uncommon for sociologists and psychologists to refer to LIFESTYLE as the “culture industry” since it is used in a very wide way by individuals, institutions, professionals and politics.
One of the most prominent scholars to develop LIFESTYLE is Austrian Psychology professor Karl Weick. In his book, The Anatomy of a Social Machine, he distinguishes four major stages of life where humans experience different kinds of living conditions and LIFESTYLE is derived from these. The theory of LIFESTYLE can also be applied to mass culture since it is based on the mass cultures that have been developed over time. LIFESTYLE is closely identified with the work of psychological analyst and social scientist Alfred Adler. His model was primarily based on the theories of psychology and sociology and he was a pioneer in the study of industrial and corporate cultures.
The development of LIFESTYLE is closely related to Alfred Adler’s work. He distinguished four types of lifestyles that are healthy lifestyles. These four lifestyles include active lifestyle, passive lifestyle, conventional lifestyle, and solo lifestyle. Active lifestyles includes those who are involved in sport activities, outdoor activities, and those who engage in business, politics, and other places of social responsibility.
A LIFESTYLE theory should be combined with a healthy lifestyle. According to LIFESTYLE, a society should have a healthy lifestyle if people will be able to live longer, while being physically as well as emotionally balanced. A healthy lifestyle should also include a sense of self worth and personal achievement. This is because low self-worth affects how people accept the world around them and how they accept other people as they are.
LIFESTYLE theory is closely related to that of the Theory of six Augmentation, which Adolino developed as well. The six Augmentation theories are; existence, activation, combination, and perfection. According to the theory of six Augmentation, human life-styles exist in a world in which there are masses of people who have established a common culture. Each person has created a mass-life style that is based on his own ideals of life. The LIFESTYLE idea is then used to oppose this common culture and create individual lifestyles that are based on unique ideals.