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  • Cross Cultural Studies Of Learning And Memory
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    M ROL Project I - February 25, 2005 Focus: Cross-Cultural Studies of Learning and Memory Topic: Social and Cultural Differences in Learning Author: Zand ria Introduction: The need to understand cultural differences is obvious today. Many societies are multicultural, and many people and organizations collaborate across different ethnic and cultural boundaries. It is important that a person can recognize other people's different ways of living and working and learning. The different experiences th...
  • Show Of Affection In Her Culture
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    Often times when we hear the word culture, we think of the differences of different countries. That statement may be true; however, there are different cultures within the same country, even within the same city. No matter what culture we call our own, there are distinct differences between that of other cultures around us. One of the major differences occurs in the realm of family; family affection to be more specific. When talking about family affection, we should consider many different aspec...
  • Main Traditional And Cultural Differences
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    Differences in Tradition and Culture The word Tradition is a very vast one. Every country, city, and land has its own tradition and culture that is entirely different from each other. People, generally after they have picked up a certain tradition, find it very difficult to adapt to another tradition or culture. This reluctance to easily adapt a new tradition is the main reason as to why there are many differences among people, due to their tradition. Some people, refuse to accept another tradit...
  • Tolerance Of Cultural Differences In Moral Beliefs
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    The thesis of meta-ethical cultural relativism is the philosophical viewpoint that there are no absolute moral truths, only truths relative to the cultural context in which they exist. From this it is therefore presumed that what one society considers to be morally right, another society may consider to be morally wrong, therefore, moral right's and wrongs are only relative to a particular society. Thus cultural relativism implies that what is 'good' is what is 'socially approved' in a given cul...
  • Unplanned Cultural Change
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    Competitive pressures caused by globalization, deregulation, and discontinuous technological changes seem to have forced many organizations into considering radical change as a way of surviving and growing. A big part of this radical change has to do with accepting and handling cultural differences among other nations. Organizations pursue change to enhance their competitive positions and to grow. Cultural Change Culture changes over time, despite the fact that one of the more important attribut...
  • Differences Between Culture And Individuality
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    Ruth Benedict's anthropological book, Patterns of Culture explores the dualism of culture and personality. Benedict studies different cultures such as the Zuni tribe and the Dobu Indians. Each culture she finds is so different and distinctive in relation to the norm of our society. Each difference is what makes it unique. Benedict compares the likenesses of culture and individuality, "A culture, like an individual, is a more or less consistent pattern of thought or action" (46), but note, they a...
  • Similarities Between The Yanomamo And Americans
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    There are many differences between the South American Yanomamo culture and the North American culture that we have adapted to, but just at there is culture diversity between us, we have some similarities. The ethnography, which is chose, was "Yanomamo" written by Napoleon A. Chagnon, anthropologists. Chagnon tells us how to it was to live among the Yanomamo family, political and warfare system versus the American Culture. The Yanomamo are of patrilineal culture, male oriented and very sexist. Fo...
  • Different Cultures
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    A Town Like Alice: Discussion " Even though cultures differ, people are basically the same". This is a statement that depends a lot on what you mean with basically. I think people are pretty much the same all around the world but and they definitely could end up being almost the same if they was raised in exactly the same way and had the exact same possibilities in life. If the basic characteristics are those you have when you " re new-borned then Think it's obvious that they are almost the same...
  • People From Different Cultural Groups
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    Understanding Cultures for Effective Communication Robert Anthony TrejoSpartan School of AeronauticsAbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine the many different cultural backgrounds as a whole and come to the realization and conclusion that other cultures have the exact same fears and misguided interpretations that we have and face today. To understand the vast many beliefs and traditions that each culture represents, so as to further advance our own culture and nation. Understanding Cultu...
  • Relative To One's Culture
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    Is morality relative Ruth Benedict and James Rachels have opposing views on this controversial question. Benedict, "a foremost American anthropologist who taught at Columbia University" (Pojman 370) believes that morality is relative to one's culture and that one's behavior which is deemed moral or immoral is dependent upon cultural norms. Her argument is as such: 1. Different cultures have radically different moral codes 2. There are no objective moral principles i.e. all moral principles are c...
  • Rachels Argument Against Morality Being Relative
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    James Rachels' article, "Morality is Not Relative", is incorrect, he provides arguments that cannot logically be applied or have no bearing on the statement of contention. His argument, seems to favor some of the ideas set forth in cultural relativism, but he has issues with other parts that make cultural relativism what it is. The first mistake is in his comparison following the example of there being different moral codes. In outlining and explaining the cultural differences argument, he gives...
  • Account Cultural And Demographic Differences
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    Culture may be defined in a broad and narrow context. The broad definition includes demographic variables (age, gender), status variables (social, educational, economic) and affiliations (formal and informal), as well as ethnographic variables, such as ethnicity, nationality, language. Narrow definition of culture is limited to the terms of ethnicity and nationality, which are important for individual and familial identity, but the concept of culture in Counselling usually goes beyond national a...
  • Moral Code Of Our Own Society
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    Within this world that we live on, there is an enormous amount of people. Each of these people belongs to different cultures and societies. Every society has traits and customs that make it unique. These societies follow different moral codes. This means that they will may have different answers to the moral questions asked by our own society. What I am trying to say is that every society has a different way of analyzing and dealing with life's events, because of their cultural beliefs. This is ...
  • 0 Multiculturalism And The Hyphenated Canadian
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    In his article! ^0 Multiculturalism and the hyphenated Canadian! +/-, David Leslie uses many examples and resources to describe the phenomenon and the incurred problems of multiculturalism in Canada, as well as the negative side of hyphenated Canadian. He points out that diversified cultures in Canada are acceptable and unique; however, different ethnic groups are hyphenated (e.g. Indo-Canadian), and by doing so, this also create gaps among different groups. Leslie believes that the Canadian ten...
  • Co Cultural Communication Challenges Respecting Diversity
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    Co-Cultural Communication Challenges Respecting diversity is a sign of equality. But, to respect diversity, one must understand the terminology behind it. The typical stereotype of diversity is not just being different, but actually encompasses educational background, life differences, and cultures. In reality, diversity is simply a point or respect in which things differ. Instead, minority deals with ethnic, racial, religious, or other groups having a distinctive presence within a society. By c...
  • Emerging Values Among Managers Across Cultures
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    Table of Contents Page No. Introduction 1 Culture and its Role in Business 2 Growing Importance of Cultural Awareness 5 Implications for Management 8 O Quality Management O Appraisal Methods of Managing Across Cultures 11 O Importance of Cultural Differences O Third Culture O Becoming a Trans culture Models of National Culture 16 O Single Dimension Models O Multiple Dimension Models O Historical - Social Models Interview Analysis 20 Conclusion 22 References 24 Bibliography 25 Appendices Appendix...
  • Indefinite Perspectives In An Interpretive Community Hirsch
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    When a young man wearing a University of Washington T-shirt and shorts comes up alongside of you and runs past you very quickly on campus, you will most likely automatically assume that he is exercising. To you as an observer and a member of the campus community, it is obvious as to what he is doing, even though there could be many possible reasons for his running across campus. Whatever the events that take place in our lives may be, we can almost always make meanings out of them through some i...
  • American Culture Its Significance
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    What is American culture? What is its significance? These two questions are extremely difficult to answer, let alone extremely difficult concepts to grasp. In fact, almost every human on this planet will derive different meanings of American culture and it will unquestionably hold different levels of significance to different people. American culture is an oxymoronic phrase because there is no such thing. It is made up of various subcultures from every country and ethnicity in the world. Ishmael...
  • Music Between The Two Cultures
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    Culture is the language, beliefs, values, behaviors, and material objects that are passed on from one generation to the next. Examining and appreciating cultural differences is an important part of being a sociologist. Recognizing the uniqueness of every culture is key. People of different cultures and backgrounds have always interested me. It is fascinating learning different ways people do things, the various traditions they have, and their way of life. This paper will demonstrate how people f...
  • Experience Of Values From Different Cultures
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    When I was a child I was exposed to many cultures, much in the same way as a military family would have been. With my father having worked on C ecom Fort Monmouth since the time I was born, I have been exposed to different cultures, races, and religions all of my life. This small fort in the middle of Eatontown is a perpetual melting pot of ideals, colors and beliefs. As far back as I can remember, I have always had many friends. However, until this essay was assigned, I didn't think about the f...

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