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Research the following and type your answers on this document:

1. Define the term culture.


The arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded
collectively.

2. Using the following link, answer the following questions:


http://anthro.palomar.edu/culture/culture_1.htm
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a. According to the article, what are 2 definitions of culture?


There is two forms of definitions, by a biologist and anthropologists. Biologist say it is
likely to be a colony of bacteria or other microorganisms growing in a nutrient medium in a
laboratory Petri dish. Anthropologist say culture is the full range of learned human
behavior patterns.

b. What are the 3 layers of culture?


1 is culture language
2 is subculture
3 is cultural universals
c. What is a subculture?
Diverse societies in which people have come from many different parts of the world, they
often retain much of their original cultural traditions

d. List the cultural universals.

1.Communicating with a verbal language consisting of a limited set of sounds and


grammatical rules for constructing sentences
2. Use age and gender to classify people (e.g., teenager, senior citizen, woman, man)
3. Classifying people based on marriage and descent relationships and having kinship
terms to refer to them (e.g., wife, mother, uncle, cousin)
4. Raising children in a stable family setting
5. Having a sexual division of labor
6. Give privacy
7. Having rules to regulate sexual behavior
8. Knowing the difference between good and bad behavior
9. Having some sort of body ornamentation
10. Making jokes and playing games
11. Having art
12. Leadership roles for community decisions

e. What is the difference between culture and society?


While cultures are complexes of learned behavior patterns and perceptions, societies are groups of
interacting organisms.

3. Define the term stereotype.


A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

4. Using the following link, answer the following questions:


http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring02/chandler/what-is-stereotyping-page.htm
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a. What are some different categories of stereotypes?
Sex, race, age, sexual orientation, religion and physical ability

b. What is one of the stereotypes youve heard of that is listed in the 1992 gender study?
Males were typically characterized as adventurous, powerful, domineering and
independent. Females, on the other hand, were characterized as sentimental, submissive
and superstitious.

c. Why mass media is considered significant to stereotyping?


Have a strong influence in supporting and tearing down stereotypical characteristics.

d. Why are stereotypes functional?


Reduce complexity to simplicity

e. What is the most influential factor in stereotyping? Why?

The main outlet of second-hand information is the mass media, mass media in turn plays a major role
in determining the content of our culture.

5. Define family dynamics.


Is the way in which members of a family interact with each other in relation to their individual goals
and preferences

6. According to this definition, what are your family dynamics?


Although my family is a unit, we are individuals and build each their up on their own beliefs and
goals.