13.4B: Cultural Transmission
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- Analyze the importance of cultural transmission, particularly in terms of learning styles
- Learning styles are greatly influenced by how a culture socializes with its children and young people.
- The process by which a child acquires his or her own culture is referred to as enculturation.
- On the basis of cultural learning, people create, remember, and deal with ideas. They understand and apply specific systems of symbolic meaning.
- A meme is “an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. ” The term was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976).
- Intercultural competence is the ability to communicate successfully with people of other cultures.
- Intercultural Competence: The ability to communicate successfully with people of other cultures.
- Cultural Transmission: The way a group of people or animals within a society or culture tend to learn and pass on new information.
- Symbolic Meaning: Meaning that is conveyed through language; when one knows that X means Y.
Cultural Transmission for Humans