GLO1: Outline principles that define the Sociocultural level of analysis. By: Rogelio e Acosta & Reggie Adams. Human beings are social animals and we have a basic need to “belong”.
By: Rogelio e Acosta
Culture is the norms and values that define a society.
Society – an organized group of people living together, a group of persons united by common interests.
Both influence a person to be the way the are, through ways of speaking, gestures, clothing, etc.
There is a theory called the Dual Inheritance Theory that states that, “culture is the primary cause of human behavioral variation”.
The media has the biggest impact on teenagers and definitely makes them change their ways through all they portray.
As human beings, we get extremely attached to the people in our society.
The identities in people in our society have a big impact/effect on who we are.
Some behaviours we encounter are also determined by the membership of groups like family, friends, community, etc.
Clearly Kim Jong Il impacted everyone in his society to the point of having women, children, and grown men weeping hysterically due to his death.
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