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General culture

Common learned behavior patterns that are acquired by people as members of a society.

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cultural anthropology

Culture; General culture

The study of contemporary and recent historical cultures all over the world. The focus is on social organization, culture change, economic and political systems, and religion. Cultural anthropology ...

cultural relativity

Culture; General culture

Suspending one's ethnocentric judgments in order to understand and appreciate another culture. Anthropologists try to learn about and interpret the various aspects of the culture they are studying ...

cultural universals

Culture; General culture

Cultural traits that are shared by all of humanity collectively. Examples of such general traits are communicating with a verbal language, using age and gender to classify people, and raising ...

culture shock

Culture; General culture

A feeling of confusion, distress, and sometimes depression that can result from the psychological stress that commonly occurs during the first weeks or months of a total cultural emersion in an alien ...


Culture; General culture

The movement of cultural traits and ideas from one society or ethnic group to another. While the form of a trait may be transmitted to another society, the original meaning may not. For instance, ...

dominance hierarchy

Culture; General culture

A group of individuals arranged in rank order in terms of relative dominance and subservience. In some non-human primate species, each community has a distinct male and female dominance hierarchy. ...


Culture; General culture

The deep felt belief that your culture is superior to all others. Being fond of your own way of life and condescending or even hostile toward other cultures is normal for all people. Alien culture ...

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