Cultural Transmission: Psychological, Developmental, Social, by Ute Schönpflug PhD

By Ute Schönpflug PhD

Cultural Transmission covers mental, developmental, social, and methodological examine on how cultural info is socially transmitted from one iteration to the following inside of households. learning procedures of cultural transmission can help examine the continuity or swap of cultures, together with those who need to deal with migration or the cave in of a political process. An evolutionary standpoint is elaborated within the first a part of the ebook; the second one takes a cross-cultural viewpoint by means of proposing overseas examine on improvement and intergenerational family members within the relatives; the 3rd offers intra-cultural analyses of mechanisms and methodological features of cultural transmission. made of contributions through specialists within the box, this cutting-edge resource publication is meant for a person with pursuits in cultural concerns - specifically researchers and lecturers in disciplines similar to psychology, social and behavioral sciences, and schooling - and for utilized pros in tradition administration and relations counseling, in addition to pros facing migrants.

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In the 1970s, the sociologists Bengtson and Troll (1978) provided arguments demonstrating that transmission is not a one-way street: We have to assume retroactive transmission from child to parent as well. Transmission may be characterized as a transactional process in which the parent impacts the child and the child influences the parent in return. The anthropologist Hewlett and the biologist Cavalli-Sforza (1986) claimed that anthropological studies of cultural transmission stressed the inculcation of attitudes, values, and personality traits rather than details of the transmission of practical skills and knowledge.

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Helfman and Schultz suggested that aggregation is an Theory and Research in Cultural Transmission 21 adaptive social response common to many taxa and serving many functions: In fish, it may serve the function of adaptation to predation. The newest theoretically relevant animal research is reported by White, GrosLouis, King, Papakhian, and West (2007) involving young cowbirds. Depending on the subpopulation and the intensity and type of social interaction between the learning bird and other potential models of the learning bird, the birds revealed courtship and male-male competitive behavior depending on the social groups’ interactive patterns even if they had not observed the behavior patterns they came to replicate.

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