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Research the following and type your answers on this document:

1. Define the term culture. The quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for
what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manner, scholarly pursuits, etc.

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? Culture is the full range of learned
human behavior patterns.
b. What are the 3 layers of culture? Complex multi-ethnic culture, subculture, and culture
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. Using age and gender to classify people.

3. Classifying people based on marriage and descent relationships and having kinship terms to refer to
them.

4. Raising children in some sort of family setting.

5. Having a sexual division of labor.

6. Having a concept of privacy.

7. Having rules to regulate sexual behavior.

8. Distinguishing between good and behavior.

9. Having some sort of body ornamentation.

10. Making jokes and playing games

11. Having art.

12. Having some sort of leadership roles for the implementation of community decisions.
e. What is the difference between culture and society?
Culture are complexes of learned behavior patterns and perception, 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
(Bookmark this link in the Family collection in Pearltrees.)

a. What are some different categories of stereotypes? Oversimplified and usually pejorative
b. What is one of the stereotypes youve heard of that is listed in the 1992 gender study ? Males
are adventurous.

c. Why is mass media considered significant to stereotyping? Depending largely on the second
hand source of mass media, mass media plays a role in determining the content of our culture.

d. Why are stereotypes functional? People are bombarded with much more information than they
can process. The tendency reduce complexity to simplicity. People tradeoff for simplification, which leads to
inaccuracy and become unaware of this deduction.

e. What is the most influential factor in stereotyping? Why? Prejudice, our perceptions are highly
subjective, and many people subscribe to derogatory descriptions of ethnic groups.

5. Define family dynamics. A way members of a family interact with each other in relation to their individual
goal and preferences.

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


Travel
Watching sports
Going to fairs
Going to the movie.