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What is Culture? Culture  – the social heritage of a people Culture  – learned patterns for thinking,  feeling, and acting that are transmitted  from one generation to the next through  material and nonmaterial means
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Culture and Evolution Humans (and some primate species)  enjoy a significant advantage in survival  due to culture Why? Why is culture not found among other  species? How does culture compare to instinct?
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Culture – Adaptation and  Constraint Culture’s function as a replacement for  more rigid instinctive drives allows human  adaptation to occur much more rapidly However, in keeping with its role as a  substitute for instinct, culture also can limit  human action and behavior
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Norms Social rules that specify behavior Most deal with sex, property, and safety Mores  are important norms Folkways  are   less stringent Laws  are formal norms enforced by threat  of force
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