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Humanistic Traditions Notes September 1

Humanistic Traditions Notes September 1 - 2 Reinforces...

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Humanistic Traditions Notes September 1 Human Communication and Survival (Language) Communication essential to human groups Create hunting and defense technology Pass down survival knowledge Weapons and knowledge made up for lack of claws, etc. Oral communications and traditions 1. Myth – answers questions, explains phenomena like how was the world created Creation stories, gods and heroes, symbol and metaphor
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Reinforces group identity and group bonds = enhanced survival Evolved into early religion Psychologically helpful bc it must have enhanced survival (helped cope with loss, grief) “Control” mysterious forces Transcend worldly reality – “there must be something else” someone or something to go to for help, to thank...
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