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introppt5+2-4-08 - Ethnocentrism and cultural relativism...

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Announcements If you weren’t here last week, choose a chair to sit in for the entire semester for attendance TODAY. Second attendance will be taken today. Refer to the syllabus for the attendance policy. You should be reading AT Ch. 4 Please participate today (about 15 minutes) in SURVEY--BE A PART OF A REAL SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY!
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Today: Socialization Brief review Socialization: Are we who we are because of nature? Or nurture?
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Brief Review: Culture Material culture (skyscrapers, cars, computers, food) Nonmaterial culture (values, beliefs, folkways, mores)
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Unformatted text preview: Ethnocentrism and cultural relativism Socialization Socialization is part of the nature vs. nurture debate What is the nature vs. nurture debate? Nature Behaviors and attitudes are determined primarily by biology EXAMPLES Brief video clip Nature The video excerpt shows three experiments. What are the researchers explanations for the behaviors? What are other possible explanations ? Nurture Biology is important (of course!) but socialization and culture better explain our behaviors and attitudes...
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