There are so many subgroups that each family are categorized as. People could categorize us in different subgroup by ethnicity, race, social class, and religion.These subgroups contribute on how we interpret our beliefs and values with other people. People judge and category people on how they perceive them to be. There are some people who just assume but they don't ask question or they don't ask the right question. Interacting with other gives a different perspective on how you communicate with others. Also, it could change on your family contribute their beliefs and values with other people.
As human beings, we all have our own values, beliefs, and attitudes. These things develop over the course of our lifetime and at any point can change based on an experience that we may have. Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world.
Humans typically live together in groups (family) and daily interact with others. We will work together, eat together, play together, and even sleep together. According to Leary, Kelly, Cottrell, and Schreindorfer (2013) “Although all normal individuals desire to be accepted and to belong to social groups, people differ in the strength of their desire for acceptance and belonging. Some people seem content with only a few relationships and do not concern themselves with being valued and accepted by individuals outside this circle. In contrast, other people have a strong need for acceptance and belonging, seek a large number of relationships, worry about how they are valued by others, and put a great deal of effort into sustaining interpersonal relationships (Kelly,
In the beginning of the observation I noticed the small food and liquor stands that, thirty people at a time, were gathered around of. The subjects were all socializing with other members of the town like how a Wine Festival normally goes but, I noticed something very odd about this particular festival, live music. At German Festival, such as Wine Festival, there is no music because it causes people not to socialize with each other, which it did. The songs that the local band sang American songs such as, “Dream On” by Aerosmith. I was greatly shocked about the lack of German songs that were sung at this cultural event. My Aunt Manuel was talking to her friend and stated, “Germans are scared to admit they have pride in their country and
The significance of understanding the concept of value, is that it helps us understand where our peers are coming from. For instance, a gay married couple may struggle with attitudes about their marriage from family members. However, when they examine their family members' values, they understand that the particular religion their family practices has a prohibitive and negative view of gay marriage. Understanding their family members' values and vice versa, may help this family get along. The interesting paradox with value is that although it is a deeply personal
Culture is a string indicator of the how the self relates to others. This strongly affects communal values,
In this essay, I will discuss how something I learned in General Psychology has influenced my life. The topic I have learned that impacted my life the most is sexual orientations and how that can be applied to my life. The definition of sexual orientation is simply an erotic attraction, but the word has been heavily used by labeling people. Over the years, there have been many new sexual orientations emerging, and there may be more in the future. This topic has influenced the way I view myself and others, as well as understand the concept around sexual orientations.
Each individual develops a set of values based upon family and community values. Values are generally an asset to the individual and community. However, when a value or learning is to hurt someone else, this has a negative influence on the community. As we look at society, we see values in individuals’ being exhibit, are positive and uplifting to everyone. One value is accepting diversity in others. A community made of diversity in race, belief, gender and political persuasion strengthens the community and each individual.
A large part of a person’s identity falls within their system of values, beliefs, ideas and biases. My own values and belief systems have morphed several times over the course of my life. Currently, I value family above all things. I define family both by blood relatives and close friends. My family is my support system and I am part of theirs. I would, will and do drop everything when a member of my family needs me. This very much influences the type of person I am and the choices I sometimes have to make between responsibilities and loved ones. As a result of this value, I am favorably biased toward people with a strong family network. I find myself more apt to respect and enjoy their company. However, the knowledge that there are others who are not as fortunate as me in the family department stirs compassion. Often, I bring outsiders into my family network because I see it as important to have people in your life who love you unconditionally.
Psychology is an academic discipline built on various explanations and perspectives to understand human behaviour. In a comparative essay, the fundamental tenets of African and Western psychology will be discussed. Recognising Western’s goal for individualisation contrasting African’s goal for socialisation. Testing the validity of Indigenous knowledge systems by observing the upbringing of the Samoan Fa’afafine as well as contrasting the two perspectives in terms of orientation towards nature, time, human activity and orientation. We begin by defining the fundamental principles of psychology, then stating the western and indigenous approaches to psychology.
Culture is “a system of meanings and values that shape one’s behavior” (Lane 2002, p.16). It is imperative that we appreciate that each person 's intrinsic values are different. Because values are so ingrained, we are not often aware that our responses in life are, in large part, due to the values we hold unique to our own culture and perspective. Furthermore, we rarely reflect on the fact that people with whom we associate hold their own unique set of values that may be different from our own. When communicating with others, the message that the other person is receiving will be based on their culture, their perception of
Values are those things that are important, meaningful and valued by an individual, a group of people, or an organization. Whether we are aware of them or not, every individual has his or her core set of values, which consist of many different kinds of values. Each individual’s value system is different from one another because individual’s values are built up through one’s life experience, environment, and family background. Values are important to us because they reflect our personal moral standards, shape our behavior, and guide us through long life journeys. Since we live in a highly connected society, each person’s value system does not only affect one’s own life, but also affects many other people and the
Throughout our lives as humans, we constantly face day-to-day interactions with other individuals. From the moment that we are born, we begin to categorize other people based on how they interact, speak, dress, and physically look through socialization. We also begin to start labeling ourselves with how we fit into society. Agents of socialization such as school, family, and peers typically tend to have the most influence on us because we constantly surround ourselves with them. In an average American household, our first social contact is from our family, and then we typically spend the other parts of the day in school with our peers. Consequently, we begin to take attributes and qualities from the environments we are put in and from the people we remain in close contact with. As an adult, the way I perceive my future and my ideal family has been molded by major agents of socialization such as my family, peers and my access to education.
Everyone is composed of the same basic anatomy; two ears, two eyes, and one brain. From the outside, we may appear similar, but what really differentiates us from one another is what's inside. Our personal experiences, values, and maturity are things that can't be seen at first glance, yet they make up our identities more than any other aspect. The values that I have found my world revolving around for the past 15 years are friends, family, and adventure. These are things that have always been important to me. Based on that, I can expect them to shape my future and the decisions I make going forward.
The predisposition of personality and group behaviour are acquired by the values. Values are transmitted by interactions thru oral or the written. Due to values are learnt, they can be changed and learnt anew. However, values in society could be diluted if members in society do not agree of normative values in culture. Likewise, each member in group might have different in personal value and individuals might extract some elements valuable to them from their other subcultures they belong to which bring out to cultural value reduction. Whenever individuals have different values the outcomes, goals, behaviours, cultures may be different. In contrast, some researchers believe values are difficult to change and alter. They are relatively enduring since they are grounded in the culture heritage of society and housed within society. Cultural values are inevitably perceived within members of group however they are not necessarily known by other society. In assemblage of values individuals might have particular values which contradict with cultural values of group. Those different values will often be ignored and excluded in group. Therefore, values strive for consistency. In short, cultural values are learned, enduring, emotionally charged and represented moral that assist individuals and groups in judgments, decision making and preparing individuals and groups to select out the desirable actions and