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Sociology

The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.

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Buildings

Where did people live before they evolved to live in buildings and houses?

Initially people lived in the open or under the canopies of trees or in caves or in any sheltering hole they could find comfort suiting to the prevailing weather conditions.

As the population multiplied they felt the need for creating shelters using broad leaves, tree branches, stones, soil, etc.

Gradually they developed building many varieties of structures as their needs increased.

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Psychology
Sociology

What is healthy values?

What are considered healthy values generally depends on the culture you are a part of and even within that culture these values may be vastly different. Take for example the difference between what is important in the mind of a person that is a Muslim and that in the case of a Christian person. and even then what are considered healthy values may differ greatly among the people of different denominations and ways of thinking. Healthy values are an attitude to the things that are important in what you do in your life that serve to make the lives of others better for them selves and for you.

Health is a matter of three different fields: mental health, physical health and social health. When either of those three is damaged, the others will deteriorate with it. So if you live in a culture where your personal values are shunned or discriminated against, your health will suffer - and not just your social health.

What is important in values, is that your values do not impair your ability to lead a healthy life; which really means your values should complement a healthy lifestyle, on all three grounds of health (mental, physical and social).

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Sociology

Who do children admire?

If you define admiration meaning a person to look up to,a role model something that a child would strive to become then they admire:people who are affectionate and instructive/those who have power in their environment and are able to give rewards,high social status,and plentyfull in resources(so naturally their parents-in normal cases and other adults depending on spatial temporal cultural variables of the environment he lives in).Also after the child forms his own values he will admire people with the same values ,people who are efficient in what they do etc.

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Sociology

What are the characteristics of a loyal person?

A loyal person is someone who will stand by someone else, or a cause, no matter what happens.

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Disability Issues

What is the impact of social devaluation?

  1. Devaluation can affect anyone
  2. People can experience rejection and loss of control over their lives
  3. There are consequences of being devalued
  4. some devalued people often do not have the resources to gain value
  5. They are at risk of further devaluation
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Business Communication
Communication

What is the explanation for the meaning of intrapersonal communication?

Intrapersonal communication is communicating with one's self, that is any for of relaying messages to your own person.

Normally successful communication requires having an independent sender and receiver, who sens messages back and forth between them. This definition is currently challenged, there are some people who consider intrapersonal communication too useful to be discounted.

Whether or not intrapersonal communication is a valid form of communication, the following actions are considered intrapersonal communication:

  • Dreaming (especially daydreaming and lucid dreaming)
  • Talking to oneself. This action is normal, since often saying and hearing again helps a person retain information. It becomes abnormal when a person talks to oneself in socially inappropriate situations.
  • Your internal monologue, any thoughts you have about what is happening around you.
  • Gesturing while you think.
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Relationships
Sociology

Why social interaction is important?

Social interaction is important for maintaining our mental health, but also our physical health. Human beings are social animals--our brain is shaped by our social interactions from the time we are born. Without interaction, the centers of the brain that are responsible for empathy and self-regulation don't develop properly.

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DIY Projects
Sociology

What is a trait for someone outgoing?

Someone who is outgoing has many traits, such as being forward, upfront, loud, spirited, talkative, or lively. Someone who is outgoing does not have a fear of public situations.

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Literature and Language
Psychology
Sociology

Is culture the foundation of communication?

What comes closer to being true is that communication is the foundation of culture.

I think cultures shifts the communication because culture constitutes traditions, location, beliefs, history, and many other factors that impact the way people communicate. When i was studying international communications, I was amazed how much your culture effect your communication styles. Also, I'm married to Russian lady, and when we just started chatting on dream'marriage, I was shocked how much collectivist cultures dependent on relations and connections cuz in the US it all about individual rights and perspectives.

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English Language
Sociology
Human Behavior

What do you call a group of professional people?

A doddering of seniors

A twaddle of Democrats

A condescension of reporters

A kegger of collegians

A trust-fund of peace marchers

A hypervapidity of Maureen Dowds

A gesticulation of Italians

A corruption of Congressmen

A moustache of policemen

A tumescence of pornstars

A shriek of liberals

A waddle of Rosie O'Donnells

A crimewave of Kennedys

A tapper of Idaho Senators

A nattering of elderly ladies

A caring of staff nurses

A nextplease of dental nurses

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Animal Life
Sociology

What is the 8 components of culture?

1. Religion

2. Clothing

3. Food

4. Economy

5. The Arts

6. Language

7. Government

8. Transportation

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Relationships
Sociology
Human Behavior

Do women have better verbal ability than men do?

Women have always been more verbal and overtly expressive than men as a general rule. Men are more introverted, and less expressive about feelings.

Additional informationThe above is absolutely correct. Men were the hunters of ancient times. As such they needed the skills to cover great distances and find their way home. The male spacial perception skills are superior to females because of that need.

Females tended to remain "back at the village", meaning that they remained in the company of other females. To generate the bonds and cultivate the cooperative working environment necessary to maintain a social system, females tended to be more communicative.

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College Applications and Entrance Requirements
Sociology

What is the significance of assimilation?

The Borg made everyone do it in Star Trek. Next Generation.

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History, Politics & Society
Law & Legal Issues
Sociology

List the major types of criminological research?

1 Comparative and Historical Research,

2 Biographies ,

3 Pattern of Crime Research,

4 Cohort of Study

5 Surveys

6 Observations

7 Analysis of Official and Unofficial Records

8 Experiment

9 Mathematical Model and Econometric Technique

10 Combining Research Strategies

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Health
Psychology
Sociology
Discrimination
How To

How to overcome cultural barrier in health setting?

This is a difficult and challenging question and a proper answer would require years of experience. Cultural barriers depend on the culture of the provider and the patient, so there is no singular answer to the question.

The best answer I have heard is to supersede the Golden Rule ("Treat others as you would want to be treated") with the "Platinum Rule" - Treat others as they wish to be treated.

Like I said, discovering the specifics of this answer takes years of experience and depends on a lot of factors, the most basic being the cultures involved.

Communication barriers often further complicate the situation.

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Sociology
Human Behavior
Psychological Disciplines

Does culture affect individual personality?

Yes.

Culture provides many of the categories and ideals that individuals strive to adopt (or else to avoid) in their lives. Whether to be aggressive or passive, stoic or easily excitable, independent or collaborative, all of these attributes (and many more) are influenced by cultural images of what successful or interesting or nice people should be like.

Often there are specific images for that person's group (society, ethnicity, gender, class, age, etc). So there are certain ways to have an "artistic" personality and how to be "feminine" and so on, which are often specific to a particular time, place, and social group.

Often the particular categories and attributes are so pervasive it can be hard to perceive them in your own immediate surroundings. It is easier to see them looking back at accounts of historical people or cross-culturally.

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Health
Sociology

What are the major community problems that affect the livelihood?

Lack of public transportation

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Relationships
Sociology
Human Behavior

What is inappropriate behavior?

Showing your genitals to people who do not want to see them. It is very innappropriate behavior. As is getting on tables and yelling, or yelling in general. You should not do these things unless you know your company personally and are well aquanted with them. Don't fart too.

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Learning Theories
Sociology
Demographics

What is an enclave minority group?

An enclave minority establishes its own neighborhood and relies on a set of interconnected small businesses that work together the ground the community economically. Some of the businesses serve the group, while others serve the larger society.

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Anthropology
Sociology

What is counter culture in sociology?

culture that strongly opposed and widly accepted in a society.

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History, Politics & Society
Sociology

How does a person that wishes to do so become stateless?

It is not really possible to become stateless in the most general sense as we are always in some state of mind or some emotional state or some other state of confusion or clarity. If one wants to extricate himself from the statutory schemes that have declared jurisdiction over him or her, this is possible but not in any way easy, even if the state you are trying to be less of is a State within the United States. If you are going to declare yourself sovereign unto yourself then it is imperative you know the law, not just the statutory schemes that were written by the government empowered to govern in the State you live but common law and laws of antiquity as these are the basic legal principles you will have to rely upon in order to obtain any semblance of acknowledgment from your government. You must understand that all law, in one form or another comes down to contracts. Binding pieces of papers or verbal oaths that compel people to act in a certain way. This entire page could be filled with all you need to learn in order to become "Stateless" but if you are not willing to do the work required to discover the truth for yourself then ask yourself do you have the temerity and integrity to stand tall against the monstrosity of government and assert your basic right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? If you do, do you really believe some anonymous answerers logged on to wikianswers.com will give you the vital information you need? Even the most earnest amongst us couldn't give to you what you haven't all ready earned. Earn it. Learn it. Be free!

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Here's a principled guy who has successfully gone through the process:

http://www.nostate.com/renunciant-resources/

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Psychology
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Definitions

Visual sensory memory is referred to as?

Iconic memory.

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Social Sciences
History of Science
Sociology

What would life be like without penicillin?

Simple scrapes, cuts and internal injuries would slowly build and ravage our body both from the inside-out and the other way around. There are certain strains of bacteria that are resistant to almost every form of antibiotic. 2 of them may cause a lot of damage in the near future: MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) and VRE (Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus).

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Psychology
Sociology

What is NonSymbolic Interactionism theory?

It is a sociological term derrived from some swampy donkey eee theorist a long time ago who wanted to descrive in non scientific terms a theory desribing the interaction of a population using data that is not scientific or objective.

If you are looking this up, I feel sorry for you.

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Anthropology
Sociology

What is a significant problem in contemporary culture?

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Hatred, or refusal to accept, or attempt to understand minorities or those considered different. Especially the lesbian, gay, bi, and trans-gender community.

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Another significant problem for contemporary society is a tendency for people to depend on others to tell them what the political, economic, or social problems are and what they mean. It is a problem when people get their information from a single source or limited sources. The second half of this problem (although by no means recent) is a lack of awareness that politically motivated speech is deliberately designed to use emotional, provoking imagery combined with vague, firm statements that the listener interprets with their imagination instead of knowledge. This was the main technique of Hitler's speeches and is still successful today.

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