Culture in Society
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Culture in Society

This quiz covers the basics of culture, including its definition, components, and importance in society. It explores how culture defines people and groups, and its role in shaping society's shared values.

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What shapes a person's identity and reality according to the socio-cultural approach?

Social customs, beliefs, values, and language

What is the basic need of human beings according to the socio-cultural level of analysis?

To belong

What is the role of social context in human behavior according to the socio-cultural level of analysis?

It plays a key role

What is the name of the method of social analysis that involves seeing, judging, and acting?

<p>SEE-JUDGE-ACT method</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who promoted the SEE-JUDGE-ACT method of social analysis?

<p>Fr. Joseph Cardijn</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the first step in the SEE-JUDGE-ACT method of social analysis?

<p>Seeing</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the SEE-JUDGE-ACT method of social analysis?

<p>To take cooperative action</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which year was the encyclical letter 'Mater et Magistra' written?

<p>1961</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main function of culture in society?

<p>To define and conform to shared values</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term used to describe the physical objects that people use to define their culture?

<p>Material Culture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of Socio Cultural Analysis?

<p>Studying the social context of human behavior</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of non-material culture?

<p>Language</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term used to describe the social and cultural factors that influence human behavior?

<p>Socio Cultural</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary idea behind the socio-cultural approach?

<p>That society and culture shape cognition</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of studying culture?

<p>To identify the shared values and norms of a group</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the relationship between culture and society?

<p>Society shapes culture</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Culture

  • Culture refers to the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.
  • It is a set of values, conventions, or social practices associated with a particular field, activity, or societal characteristic.
  • Culture consists of beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society.

Components of Culture

  • Material Culture: refers to the physical objects that people use to define their culture, such as houses, churches, roadways, tools, furniture, and clothes.
  • Non-Material Culture: refers to the intangible aspects of society, including beliefs, language, attitude, literature, rituals, traditions, and customs.

Socio-Cultural Analysis

  • Socio-Cultural Analysis: understanding people by analyzing societies, populations, and other groups, including their activities, relationships, and perspectives across time and space.
  • Human behavior can only be fully understood if the social context in which behavior takes place is considered.
  • The socio-cultural approach is based on the idea that society and culture shape cognition.

Principles of Socio-Cultural Level of Analysis

  • Individual behavior can be influenced by the social and cultural environment.
  • Human beings are social animals; we have a basic need to belong.
  • Social context plays a key role in human behavior.
  • An individual's view of the world is resistant to change.

SEE-JUDGE-ACT Method of Social Analysis

  • A method of social analysis that involves: SEE (principle of reflection, experiencing the lived reality of individuals and communities); JUDGE (judging, evaluating, and analyzing the situation); ACT (taking action based on the analysis).
  • This method was promoted by Fr. Joseph Cardijn, a Belgian Catholic priest, and was influential in the African theological circle.

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