2007_07_02 SOC 340 Genetic Nature, culture and deviance 1. The issue of genetics and behaviors 1.1.Behavior is a result of both genes and environment 1.2.Genes are a part of the human story: no single gene leads to a specific behavior; complex relationship of genes-proteins-beh 1.3.Galton – 1907 – criminal physiology 1.4.Princeton study on intelligence 2. What is culture? 2.1.Culture consists of all the elements that form a society's way of life 2.2.It is learned, shared and transmitted from one generation to the other 2.3.It includes values, customs, material objects and symbols a) A symbol is something that stands for or represents something else and is endowed with a particular agreed-upon meaning • Emotional component of symbols • Components of communication • Language • Non-verbal communication • Laughter • Printed or drawn symbols 2.4.Includes common patterns of behavior and forms of appropriate interaction 2.5.Material culture a) Physical artifacts which shape and reflect the lives of the members of a particular
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