Ch 27: GACE Behavioral Science: Cultural Change

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter give you a solid review of cultural change concepts that could be included on the GACE Behavioral Science assessment. Engaging video lessons effectively communicate the preparatory material.

GACE Behavioral Science: Cultural Change - Chapter Summary

This chapter will detail major factors that influence cultural change the most, including invention and different types of diffusion. You can also use this chapter to prepare for your GACE Behavioral Science assessment by checking your familiarity with:

  • Cultural adaptation theories
  • What directed cultural change refers to
  • The different kinds of acculturation processes
  • Effects of cultural globalization
  • Cultural extinction

The convenient video tags give you an easy way to track down any specific pieces of video that you want to see again. Confirm your grasp of the chapter's major terms with each lesson's practice quiz.

GACE Behavioral Science: Cultural Change Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment is made up of two subtests that each contain 60 questions. It is used to decide whether examinees have the kind of expertise that makes them qualified to teach the subject matter. Selected-response will be the format of any assessment items asking about cultural change. During the exam, you may encounter multiple questions that address the same stimulus. You'll be allowed between two and two and a half hours to finish the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 27: GACE Behavioral Science: Cultural Change
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Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation

1. Mechanisms of Cultural Change: Invention, Diffusion & Innovation

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of cultural change. In doing so, it will highlight the change mechanisms of invention and innovation. It will also explain the different types of diffusion.

Cultural Adaptation: Definition, Theory, Stages & Examples

2. Cultural Adaptation: Definition, Theory, Stages & Examples

What happens when you move from one culture to another? In this lesson, we will discuss the different stages of adapting to a new culture, also known as the theory of cultural adaptation.

Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination

3. Acculturation Processes: Substitution, Syncretism, Addition, Deculturation & Origination

This lesson will highlight processes of acculturation that create a diverse, complex society. As part of the discussion, we'll consider how the fast-food fish filet sandwich came to popularity due to forces of acculturation.

What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

4. What is Directed Cultural Change? - Definition and History

This lesson discusses the impact of aiming to change the ways of another human culture. We'll look at the historical background of this topic, as well as how anthropologists tend to view directed cultural change today.

Cultural Assimilation & Extinction: Definition & Examples

5. Cultural Assimilation & Extinction: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the interactions between different cultures, and how those interactions can potentially lead to two different ways in which one culture is replaced by another.

Cultural Globalization: Definition, Factors & Effects

6. Cultural Globalization: Definition, Factors & Effects

In this lesson you will learn what cultural globalization means, how it flows from one place to another, what factors influence this, and the positive and negative effects this has on cultures around the world.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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