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Sociological, Anthropological & Psychological Concepts - Chapter Summary
If you need help understanding sociological, anthropological and psychological concepts, this short chapter can help. Our online lessons provide in-depth analyses of cultural norms, agents of socialization, social institutions and other important topics. After reviewing these lessons, you will be able to:
- Explain what makes a culture
- Share influences on cultural change
- Define and provide examples of social institutions
- Discuss the importance of cultural values
- Detail the relationship between cultural norms and values
- Exhibit knowledge of family, schools, peers as agents of socialization
Navigate this chapter in any sequence you feel will help you fully understand sociological, anthropological and psychological concepts. Revisit these lessons as often as you'd like, and take their accompanying quizzes to test your knowledge. Any questions that arise while studying the lessons can be submitted to our experts. Before the day of your test, be sure to gauge your overall comprehension of this subject by taking the practice chapter exam.
1. What Makes a Culture? - Vocabulary
When you think of culture, you probably get a mix of images in your head, which might include things like ceremonies, dress, and food. But what really makes a culture? Watch this lesson to find out more about culture traits, complexes, and hearths.
2. How do Cultures Change?
The culture of a society is not stagnant. It can change under certain situations. This lesson will provide examples and discuss both outside influences and factors within society that can cause cultural change.
3. Social Institutions: Definition & Examples
Explore the inner workings of how societies establish subsystems that facilitate their survival. Learn about how each of these institutions contributes to the overall functioning of a society.
4. Cultural Values: Definition, Examples & Importance
Think about your favorite family or religious celebration. Chances are that your traditions are directly connected to the cultural values that your community has been passing down for generations.
5. Cultural Norms: Definition & Values
Cultural norms are what keep people moving in a similar direction. This lesson explains the relationship between cultural norms and values. We'll also look at an experiment that tells us about our willingness to conform.
6. Agents of Socialization: Family, Schools, Peers and Media
The socialization that we receive in childhood has a lasting effect on our ability to interact with others in society. In this lesson, we identify and discuss four of the most influential agents of socialization in childhood: family, school, peers, and media.
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