Chapter 3-EDF 2085

Report
Culture and the Culture-Learning Process
1. What has shaped your own
personal culture?
2. How does experience affect and
influence your ideas of culture?
3. What other things affect your
concept of culture?
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Subculture-unified by ideas and practices
Microculture- greater link with parent culture
Minority Group- subordinate position in
society
Ethnic Group- share common heritage
(Who am I?)
People of Color- non-white minority groups
1. Constructed by humans
2. Shared
3. Objective and Subjective
4. Nurtured
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Objective-visible, and
tangible~10%
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Subjective- invisible
and less tangible~90%
 Behavior
 Norms
 Language
 Values
 Rituals
 Attitudes
 Laws
 Beliefs
 Food
 Basic assumptions
 clothes
CULTURE-SPECIFIC
CULTURAL-GENERAL
Programs that use a
single characteristic to
identify a cultural
group (race)
 Focus is on differences
between groups but
not within groups
 Promotes stereotypes
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Effect of culture on the
individual
 More inclusive
 Cross-cultural
psychology
 Universal
 Language
 Health
 Ability/Disability  Age
 Race
 Geographic
 Ethnicity/Nation Region
ality
 Sexuality
 Social Class
 Religion
 Sex/Gender
 Social Status
Family
• School
• Church
• Community
• Neighborhood
• Peers
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Media
• Sports
• Arts
• Work
• Technology
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Learning the norms that are expected
from a particular group of people
 Primary
 Secondary
 Adult
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Ethnocentrism- my way is the best way
Perception- what you directly experience
Categorization- grouping according to stimuli
Stereotypes- categories of people
Generalizations- patterns of behavior and
characteristics of a majority group of people
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Read the Critical Incident assigned to your
group
Discuss and answer the questions that follow
Prepare to present to the class

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