Lecture 6


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Unformatted text preview: study and to the people with whom they work - above all, do no harm do • Full text of code: Full http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm Characteristics of Culture made up of learned behaviors involve the use of language, classification systems and symbols patterned, integrated and shared by members of a group adaptive and subject to change Characteristics of Culture: Learned Behavior Behavior • • • • Almost every aspect of our lives is layered with learning We learn continuously and throughout life, but it is concentrated in our We childhoods childhoods We learn through enculturation (the process of learning to be a member We enculturation of a specific cultural group) of Culture and Personality theorists focused on child rearing as the way to best study enculturation. best Culture and Personality Theorists Theorists • • • • • • Popular approach from 1920s to 1950s culture as the principal force in shaping the personality of a culture society Assumed that each society had a distinct culture and personality Assumed (homogenous, usually national, culture) (homogenous, Margaret Mead’s (1928) Coming of Age in Samoa Margaret Coming Ruth Benedict’s (1946) Chrysanthemum and the Sword on Ruth Chrysanthemum Japanese culture Japanese Remains important today, although we today tend to view Remains societies as being less culturally homogeneous societies Characteristics of Culture: Classificatio...
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