Culture culture refers to a way of life, which includes what people do (such as forms of dance) and what people have (such as clothing). But culture is not only about what we see on the outside; it also includes what"s inside our thoughts and feelings. Different cultures may have different lifestyles: kissing, wearing white/black, bowing, clothing. We have different ideas about what is pleasant and repulsive, polite and rude, beautiful and ugly, right and wrong. Culture refers to the ways of thinking, the ways of acing, and the material objects that together shape a people"s way of life. *shapes our goals, sense of justice and innermost personal feelings. *humans have culture, but also depend on culture to survive. Nonmaterial culture: ideas created by members of a society (from art to canadian constitution) Material culture: physical things created by members of a society (doughnuts to satellites) Culture shock: personal disorientation when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life.