Human Ecology- Exam 1

Human Ecology- Exam 1 - Introduction to Human Ecology Exam...

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Introduction to Human Ecology Exam 1- Terms and Articles Environmental Ethics is the part of environmental philosophy which considers extending the traditional boundaries of ethics from solely including humans to including the non-human world. Ethnocentrism is the tendency to believe that one's ethnic or cultural group is centrally important, and that all other groups are measured in relation to one's own. The ethnocentric individual will judge other groups relative to his or her own particular ethnic group or culture, especially with concern to language , behavior, customs, and religion Cultural Shock Difficulty assimilating to a new culture Cultural Lag A culture falling behind the rest of the world, mostly through advancements in education, technology, and medicine Cross Pressure Two opposing views that act on a culture and causes confusion and cultural loss. Human Ecology Human and environment interactions and interrelationships. Seven Disciplines of Human Ecology- BGSHAPE Political Science: international agency, national government, local government, pressure group and specific issue or even involved. Anthropology: How people interact with it in making their livings “subsistence activities” in their case studies or “ethnographies” of diverse cultural groups. Geography: system of population-environment interactions. The field of geography focused on questions concerning the spatial distribution of landform features and human and other populations. Sociology: how society regards things how it vies Economics: cost-benefit relationships, abstract model of human behavior that assume humans wish to maximize profit, market as the regulator. Psychology: the ways in which personality, sex, status the internal workings of the mind, etc affect how people evaluate and react to environmental problems. History: how has it changed things for the future etc. Biology: what the science is behind all the things that are going on.
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course ECOLOGY 374:101 taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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Human Ecology- Exam 1 - Introduction to Human Ecology Exam...

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