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Unformatted text preview: individuals within a species o Some offspring inherit attributes that allow them to survive and produce more offspring of their own o Over a long time, a species evolves to contain more individuals with attributes that promote survival of offspring. The environment selects individuals better adapted to it. Machiavellian: cunning, deceitful, manipulative Symbol: anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by members of a culture Language: system of sumbols that allows members of a society to communicate with one another Sapir-Whorf hypothesis: people know the world only in terms of their language Values: standards by which members of a culture distinguish the desirable form the undesirable...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 001 taught by Professor Lovaglia during the Fall '07 term at University of Iowa.
- Fall '07