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Lecture 5

FRHD 3040 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Enculturation, Acculturation, Ethnocentrism

Family Relations and Human Development
Course Code
FRHD 3040
David Green

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FRHD 3400 Lecture 5 Jan 25th
Cultural Perspective on Parenting, Part 1
Understanding culture
- Definition
o Many definitions
o Set of shared values, beliefs and practices that is created by a group of
individuals and this guides their social relationships and affects their
developmental ways
o Social construction
It can change overtime
- Important features of definitions
o Learned behaviour
o Uses sets of symbols
o Integrated into a logical manner
o Materials are share by members
o Adapts and change over time
- Two types of culture
o Personal culture
Psychological domains
Internalization of things
o Collective culture
Influence our attitudes, judgments, emotions, practices, and perspectives
- Influences of culture
o Culture affects the way we operate
- Factors that influence culture
Understanding culture: Important concepts
- Enculturation
o Focusing on shared content and meaning without further clarification
o Common understanding of things
o Shared meaning of content
o Puttig fige to outh eas e uiet
We understand meaning behind this
- Multicultural competence
o Knowing that other cultures are there and may not be the same as yours
Some people celebrate Christmas, others Hanukkah
o Knowledge about and comfort with the implications with cultural difference
- Cultural humility
o Demonstrating humility as we work and relate to persons of other cultures
- Subculture
- Acculturation
- Ethnocentrism
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