Margaret Mead Questions

Margaret Mead Questions - 1. Margaret Mead was raised in a...

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1. Margaret Mead was raised in a family of intellectuals. Both her parents had political beliefs that were against the norm at the time. When she studied adolescents, she was in her 20's, making it easier for her to understand life during adolescence because it was so recent for her. Also, she got a degree in anthropology and studied under Franz Boas. Boas believed that nurture ruled over nature. This helped her look beyond the idea that race meant biological inferiority. 2. Mead's research concluded that Samoan adolescents did not deal with as much stress because they did not live with only their nuclear family as European and American adolescents did. This created less tension in the home and less aggressiveness and rebelliousness in the adolescent. Also, the adolescents were freer to experiment with intimacy and sexuality. Mead’s conclusions were proof that nurture holds out over nature because Samoan adolescents were raised in a different environment. 3. When Mead published
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