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Lecture 1

PSYC14H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Space Archaeology, Collectivism, Individualism


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC14H3
Professor
Sisi Tran
Lecture
1

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What do we mean by Culture?
Shared values
o Traditions
o Food
Beliefs
Norms
Rituals
Comfort
Familiarity
Arts
Music
Fashion
Closeness
Language
Lifestyle
Social Habits
Expressivity
Religion
Geographic Space
Heritage
History
Morality
Sports
Individualism / Collectivism
Communication is culture. Other species don't share this because we can communicate in
different ways with a lot of things and other species can't
Magic number 150 refers to the amount of people you can keep a stable social relationship with: the
individual knows each person and they know how they know this person
Here are a few of many definitions
Behaviours are innate and are passed from one person to another
Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes,
meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe,
and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations
through individual and group striving.
Culture in its broadest sense is cultivated behaviour; that is the totality of a person's learned,
accumulated experience which is socially transmitted.
A culture is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviours, beliefs, values, and symbols that
they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication
and imitation from one generation to the next.
Culture is symbolic communication. Some of its symbols include a group's skills, knowledge,
attitudes, values, and motives. The meanings of the symbols are learned and deliberately
perpetuated in a society through its institutions.
Culture is the sum of the learned behaviour of a group of people that are generally considered to
be the tradition of that people and are transmitted from generation to generation.
Culture is a collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or
category of people from another.
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