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1. Define the term culture.
The full range of learned human behavior patterns.

2. Using the following link, answer the following questions:
(Log in to Pearltrees. Create a collection “Family.” Bookmark this link

a. According to the article, what are 2 definitions of culture?
Appreciation of good literature, music, and art.
Colony of bacteria or other microorganisms growing in a nutrient
medium in a laboratory Petri dish.
b. What are the 3 layers of culture?
Cultural traditions that distinguish your specific society.
Part that may be of your identity is subculture.
Cultural universals, learned behavior patterns that are shared by all
of the humanity collectively.
c. What is a subculture?
When you often having beliefs or interests with those of the larger
d. List the cultural universals.
Communicating with a verbal language consisting of a limited set of
sounds and grammatical rules for constructing sentences
Having art
Making jokes and playing games
Having a concept of privacy
Raising children in some sort of family setting
e. What is the difference between culture and society?
While cultures are complexes of learned behavior patterns and
perceptions, societies are groups of interacting organisms
3. Define the term stereotype.
The way you see a group of people, or anything because of the everyday
things they do throughout life.

4. Using the following link, answer the following questions:
(Bookmark this link in the “Family” collection in Pearltrees.)

a. What are some different categories of stereotypes?
Race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion, and physical ability, etc.
b. What is one of the stereotypes you’ve heard of that is listed in the
1992 gender study?
That males were stronger and more adventurous than females who
were sentimental, and superstitious.
c. Why has mass media been considered significant to stereotyping?
It has a strong influence in supporting and tearing down
stereotypical characteristics.
d. Why are stereotypes functional?
We have more information than we can process, so our tendency is
to reduce complexity to simplicity, and we trade-off for
simplification, which leads to inaccuracy and we are often unaware
of this deduction.
e. What is the most influential factor in stereotyping? Why?
Prejudice, because our perceptions are highly subjective, and many
people subscribe to derogatory descriptions of ethnic groups, so
when people of that ethnic group come or we see them somewhere
we think of them with prejudice.

5. Define family dynamics.
Family dynamics are common patterns that you and your family share
throughout life.

6. According to this definition, what are your family dynamics?
My family dynamics are going to church on Sundays, and celebrating
holidays like other families, also reading the Bible every night at 8.