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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC14H3
Professor
Sisi Tran
Semester
Fall

Description
PSYC14- Cross Cultural Psychology Lecture 1 - Over 400 different definitions of culture Commonalities across definitions 1. Humans interact with the environment – Eco cultural Components  Culture is both constrained and shaped by habitat  Culture is adaptive to the environment  People develop language, writing, morals…adaptive to their ecosystem 2. Culture consists of shared elements- Shared practices and shared meaning  Double boundary: do you understand my language, and I yours- if not different cultures 3. Transmission to others (2 types)  Types of transmission:  Vertical: from parent to child - Horizontal:
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