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Cultural Norms vs. Cultural Values

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Tiana Fleischhacker

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Cultural Norms vs. Cultural Values

Cultural Norms vs Cultural Values What do these words mean? Cultural Norms 1. Behaviour patterns that are typical of specific groups.
2. Such behaviours are learned from parents, teachers and peers.
3. Some norms are healthy and some are not.
4. Cultural norms often are so strongly fixed in an individual's daily life that the individual may be unaware of certain behaviours.
5. Until these behaviours are seen in the context of a different culture with different values and beliefs, the individual may have difficulty recognizing and changing them
Cultural Values 1. What is acceptable or unacceptable.
2. Important or unimportant
3.Right or wrong.
4. Workable or unworkable. Example: in a community or society. The goal 1. To understand and improve cultural norms.
2. To make sure everyone is being treated correctly.
3. Just because someone has different norms or values doesn't mean that they are different than everyone else.
We all have different values.
Here are some examples. Different types of Values JAPANESE VALUES:
•obligation to the group
•behaving according to status
Appreciation for how a person looks
Intellectualism (think, read, understand)
Socialism (politics)
Leisure (sports, relaxation)
Sensuality (pleasure of the senses)
Family and friendship
Your behaviors can define who you are.

Knowing what you believe is right or wrong can help identify who you are as a person.
How does this relate to identity?
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