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Sociology fo Funeral Service test 1

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Psychology
Revolves around the "individual"
Sociology
Revolves around the "group"
Culture
-Abstract patterns of/and for how to live and die
-Can be learned directly or indirectly
Direct Learning
From parents and formal education
Indirect Learning
Comes for our cultural environments by observing them.
A major carrier of culture
Language
Customs
A social behavior as dictated by the traditions of the people of that culture.
Taboos
-A must-behavior
-Individual MUST ABSTAIN from certain acts.
Mores
-Morly binding must-behavior
-If violated one will get a strong reaction from society.
Laws
-Must-behaviors enforced by those governing
Folkways
-Behaviors constructed of somewhat less construed as somewhat less compulsive than mores of the same society.
Ethnocentrism
Thinking that ones culture is better than al;l others.
cultural realism
Emotional idea that all cultures are equal.
Funeral rite
-All inclusive term that encompasses funeral and/or memorial service.
-A cultural universal
Funeral
Body is present
Memorial
No body [ashes don't count as a body]
Ceremony
-Action dealing with death
-May or May Not be symbolically charged
Symbols
Things to which a socially created meaning is given.
Cultural universal responses to death
-Announcement of death
-Care for the dead
-Method of disposition
-Finding was to memorialize the dead
-Some type of ceremony or ritual