INB Exam 2 Study Guide

INB Exam 2 Study Guide - -1 Exam 2 Study Guide Chapter 8...

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- 1 - Exam 2 Study Guide Chapter 8, Part 1: Mexican Culture LAS VENTJAS DE LA FAMILIA EXTENDIDA 1. Personalized, non-institutional child care 2. Unconditional acceptance (love doesn’t have to be earned) 3. Constant companionship 4. Traditions 5. Growing up with biological parents 6. Connections between generations 7. High touch culture (hugging, touching, breast feeding, etc.) THE ROOT CAUSES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DYSFUNCTIONS IN ANGLO CULTURE 1. Self-manufactured personal identity in life 2. Pressure to perform beginning in early childhood 3. High % of people reared in blended (divorced & remarried) families & single parent families 4. Lack of community in Anglo culture & isolation of individuals 5. High emphasis on materialism (quantity of life > quality of life) MARRIAGE IN LATIN CULTURES VS. ANGLO CULTURES 1. Adultery takes a lesser toil on families in most Latin cultures because it rarely causes divorce. The family unit is viewed as more important than the husband or wife. Many well-to-do Latin males maintain mistresses, who are culturally viewed as inferior because they lack the status of a wife/mother with a family.
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- 2 - 2. Divorce is more commonplace in Anglo cultures because women are more likely to be economically independent and hence less dependent on marriage than most Latin women. Also, “stay-at- home” mothers hold a relatively low status in career-oriented Anglo culture.
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- 3 - LOS RITUALES ESTABLES DE LA VIDA 1. Latins believe that the best way to live life is to accept it as it comes rather than try to control it. 2. Latins have an external locus of control—seeing life as controlled by forces outside of your self. Anglos tend to have an internal locus of control (“calling your own shots”). 3. Anglos are more likely than Latins to practice birth control, illustrating the cultural difference of controlling life (to maximize personal freedom and independence) vs. “letting life happen to you.” THE PROTESTANT WORK ETHIC VS. CATHOLOCISM: Earning God’s blessings (the “Protestant work ethic” vs. simply receiving them through sacraments. 1. Anglos live to work and hence are career-driven (Identity = career) 2. Latins work to live and hence emphasize jobs over careers 3. Anglos are less community minded because career pursuits usually rule out settling down, which limits professional opportunities. A MORE RELAXED CULTURE 1. ** When Mexicans say they want you to “understand” them, they mean to see things in light of the totality of their relationships, responsibilities, & limitations in life (circumstantial events, etc.) 2. The common Mexican attitude of “no culpa” stems from their external locus of control (“forces beyond my control run my life”). This attitude makes it difficult to hold Mexicans accountable for their behavior and its consequences.
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