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Lecture 1

PSYC14H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Social Rejection, Culture Shock, Histology


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC14H3
Professor
Sisi Tran
Lecture
1

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PSYC14 Lecture 1 Notes
Slide 2:
What do we mean by culture?
Leisure activities
Sports
Geographic space
Religion
Expressivity
Familiarity
Comfort
Rituals
Morality
Shared values, traditions, food
Language
Beliefs and norms
Heritage and history
Music and art
Fashion/clothes
Social habits
Lifestyle
Closeness
As humans, we have language, which allows us to communicate the things mentioned above. Other
species cannot.
Slide 3-4:
Behaviour is common to all definitions. Behaviour is learned and passed on. We as humans have the
capacity to learn them.
Slide 5:
People interact with their environment. Example: wearing light clothing in hot climates become a fashion
statement and a source of culture that emerges in these other things. These things are called ecocultural
components that emerge from this environment. The more adaptive it is, the more people do it. The more
likely it is to be transmitted to subsequent generations. This is ho it’s sustaied. This iteatio ith
the eioet eoes pat of histo eause it’s tasitted fo oe to aothe. The environment
is often changing so the people and the culture have to learn to adapt. When the environment changes,
there is a shift in the culture that switches back in order to adapt to the environment. Culture is adaptation
to the environment. To be competitive in the marketplace, you have to be faster, smarter, etc.
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Shared elements like food, clothes, values, etc. Where does one culture start and where does one culture
stop? It’s diffiult to talk aout oudaies. What aout ultue? Anthropologists have talked about
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