Differences Between Culture And Human Behavior

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Register to read the introduction… Social Sci., 6 (1): 99-112, 2010 assumptions provides good support for the use of qualitative methods. To that end, some writers have argued that assumptions can be so deeply embedded that only a complex interactive process of joint inquiry between insiders and outsiders can bring them to the surface (Schein, 1984). Clearly this kind of interactive probing is essential for less visible manifestations of culture. Such observations led some to conclude that as the elements of culture become more conscious or visible, observations by outsiders and responses to structured instruments become more appropriate (Rousseau, 1990). Culture and human behavior: We believe that there are many factors influence human behavior, such as biological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors, however cultural factors play a more important role than others (Erchak, 1998). Culture influences all aspects of human’s lives. Individuals use culture to explain similarities within the same group of people and differences among various groups of people. Culture involves both subjective and objective elements. Attitudes, values, beliefs, opinions, behaviors are subjective, while clothes, food, utensils, architecture are objective (Triandis, 1972). Culture is not a static entity but is ever-evolving. What we commonly know as “the generation gap” is in fact a cultural difference as it refers to different patterns of behavior, different ways of life and being for people who are raised in different periods of time. Cultures provide rules for human beings to live, to tell people how to interact, work and play with each other. Of all the possible things people could do, culture facilitates to limit what individuals should do in order to survive in the environment in which they live. Culture is communicated across generations. Moreover, culture enables behavior, allowing it to be created or invented at same time it constrains and restricts behavior (Matsumoto, 2006). Human behavior is …show more content…
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