Culture Notes CYAF 160
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Culture: Globalization and Human Development January 13, 2016 Human Development the way people grow and change across the life span Different ways to understand human development Biological and Evolutionary o Physiological changes infancy to puberty to aging o genetics Sociological and contextual perspective o Culturaldevelopmental approach o Throughout the life span, people learn and respond to the ways of their culture o They in turn, shape and reshape the future of their culture Why study human development using the culturaldevelopmental approach? Culture distinguishes humans from other species in the animal kingdom Increase globalization to cultural change to changing human development What we know is still limited Globalization connections between the different parts if the world in trade, travel, migration, and communication Variation Across Countries Developed countries most affluent countries in the world o 18% of total world population Developing countries less wealth that the developed countries o 82% of total world population 80% of the world’s population lives on a family income of less than $6,000 a year Individualistic cultural values such as independence and selfexpression Collectivistic cultural values such as obedience and group harmony Traditional rural culture that adheres more closely to historical traditions that urban culture These variations across cultures affect beliefs, parenting strategies, and socialization; this affects human development Our Evolutionary beginnings: Ontogenetic characteristic pattern of individual development Phylogenetic pertaining to the development of a species Darwin The Origin of Species o Natural selection and adaptation Human evolutionary line called hominid line What has been found from archaeological remains o Larger brains o Wider pelvis (female) o Development of tools o Control of fire Time line of human history Upper Paleolithic o Art o Trade o Cultural differences Neolithic period o Last ice age o Animals and plants domesticated Civilization develop o Egypt o India o China o Mediterranean Evolution and Human Development: How has evolution shaped the mind and behaviors? o Development is partly based on evolution o Little biological change since homo sapiens o Development of larger brain contributes to culture and environmental expansion
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