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Cross cultural: lecture 2
2. nauural selection- we are more likely to survive
- sexual selection- what traits make you more advantageous in surviving and replicating
your genes- what traits make you more attractive in finding a mate
- communicable ideas- body languages or movement indicating something communicable-
ideas that are acceptable, has to be socially acceptable before it comes out of your mouth,
have to be within a close proximity and accessible
- emotional ideas- things that are exciting, optimistic, digusting, etc, these are the ideas
that spread because whats emotional is salient, more likely to remember it and the more
emotional story is more likely ppl are going to share your emotions, ideas that are emotional
Minimally counterintuitive- say something that a bit unusal but not completely freakish
and ppl are more likely to remember it
3. 15-40 ppl, used different strategies
- stems from one dynamic group of ppl who did these dynamic things
4. homo erectus similar to us in the biological sense but differen in the sense that we have
culture, art, religion
Homosapiens- much larger frontal lobe, could develop language, so can develop culture, can
teach to someone else, can communicate with each other and share ideas, rapid acceleration
after developing language
5. not only are ideas being shared but not ideas are being exchanged between different
groups, formation of dialects may occur due to different locations
- ~~~development of tools, AGRICULTURE
6. domestication of animals- rather than killing it for food, you are using in to produce food,
monumental change
7. with the development of farming communities, can stay in one place because now they
have a surplus of food, time to other things and specialize in other tasks like start making
things like buildings, clothes etc
7.5- standard of living- life expectancy, literacy rate, nutritional intake, SES- more
objective, can have a operational definition
Quality of life- more subjective, really relative,
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