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Cultural Diffusion
The spread of cultural concepts from one culter to another.
Cultural Lag
When some part of the population or some nations are out of sync with the generation.
Cultural Universals
Actions (behaviors) common to all people, in all places, at all times.
Evolution
Animals and plants bcoming more efficient, more effective, and more complex.
Hypothesis
An educated guess
Language
Symbollic interactions.
Marriage
A socially sanctioned sexual union between two or more people.
Roles
A set of expected behavioral patterns in a sociological niche.
Scientific Method
Characterized by: a thesis, experiments and/or research, and verifyable conclusions.
Socialization
The learning of those ways of thinking, acting, believing and feling common to a given culture.
Values
Cultural conventions which are "good" and in which we all (Americans) believe.
Stereotype
Substituting your idea of the nature of the person in front of you negatively.