Three of the challenges and situational factors affecting these behaviors are culture, gender and sexual preferences, or practices, and age. Cultural challenges affecting the viewpoint of abnormal behaviors are the practicing of what that specific culture believes (Hansell & Damour, 2008). For example, what one culture practices and believes may seen abnormal to another. Gender and sexual preferences, or practices, challenges affecting the viewpoint of abnormal behavior rely upon society and what they believe is the norm at that time. For example, those following the dictates of the Bible believe only men and women relationships are normal (Hansell & Damour, 2008).
Clearwater Technologies Case Study Analysis Nehal Shah, Marina Koroleva, Slavko Kupcevic 1. Executive Summary This case is about deciding the pricing strategy for the 10–seat and 20-seat upgrades to the QTX product line at Clearwater Technologies. To start with, Clearwater Technologies Inc., founded by four MIT graduates, is a small, publicly traded technology firm building Customer Relationship Management (CRM) servers for sales staffs of small-sized to medium-sized companies. The company customizes QTX product line that holds 70% of its mature market share. QTX allows multiple users to maintain their sales account databases covering contact information, quote histories, copies of all communications, and links to the customer's corporate database for shipping records.
Running Head: CULTURE AND PERCEPTION: DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ASIAN AND NON-ASIAN PARTICIPANTS Culture and Perception: Difference Between Asian and Non-Asian Participants Introduction In laymen’s terms, culture is defined as ones beliefs, social practices, and characteristics of a racial, religious, or social group. Perception is ones awareness, sense, or recognition of the world and everything in that world. The research articles and group experiments in this paper discuss the differences between Eastern and Western cultures perception. “When viewing scenes, Westerners tend to focus on the details of objects (such as the people and objects), suggesting an analytic style of perception. In contrast, East Asians tend to spend more time focusing on the contextual relationships (such as how the people and objects are related to one another) in the scene, suggesting a more holistic style of perception (Pastorino, 125).” The following articles and group experiments demonstrate the relationships between culture and perception.
There are different concepts & Perspectives of Anthropology which play a role in this discipline. We can refer a few related Ideas: Ethnocentrism; Culture; Identity; Ethnicity; Race & Racism Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism is a phenomenon whereby an individual may be biased about their own culture with beliefs that their culture is the one and only or rather should be one and only. They are centered around their own culture as assume it’s the centre of the universe. To give an example, our president Jacob Zuma has many wives, now in Strict Christian culture most individuals (including myself) may perceive or regard this issue as being immoral, wrong and unethical all because our culture has taught us that a man
This example can be seen by feminists as maintaining patriarchy in society so that women have less or different rights to men, meaning that men have more freedom to do what they want, while women are observed much more closely. Another example from De Beauvior (1953) argues that most scriptures in most religions suggest that 'man is master by divine right', if man is master by diving right, then what does this mean for women who practise religion is society? According to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Church, women are excluded from priesthood. In 1992 the Church of England decided that women were able to become priests, although this has brought up bitter controversy, and only came about after very long and difficult campaigns. In Buddhism for example, female nuns are given less status than male monks, and even in Sikhism, where religious offices are in theory equal for men and women, only a small minority of women take on important positions.
In a country like ours where most of the population is of a conservative mindset, change, especially in the social scenario is fraught with obstacles. Many new practices often come under the scanner for being too forward or too against the grain of our culture or even just because they are too western. One such topic of heated discussion across the country is the concept of “live-in relationships”. So what exactly is a live in relationship? The legal definition of a live in relationship is “an arrangement of living under which the couples which are unmarried live together to conduct a long-going relationship similarly as in marriage.” It can also refer to an arrangement whereby two people decide to live together on a long term or permanent basis in an emotionally and/or sexually intimate relationship.
Radical feminists are criticised for overemphasising the power of men, People believe that it overemphasises the place of domestic violence in family life. Functionalists argue that most families live in peace. Postmodern theorists argue that individuals have much more control over family relations. I personally believe that Functionalists only see the positive side of family life; functionalists believe that family life is full of love, support and harmony, when more times than none it’s the opposite. Many families these days have a number of issues whether is domestic violence or child abuse.
However this difference varies across cultures. Berry et al suggested that conformity differences between male and females were highest in tight sedentary societies this suggests that it is cultural difference on gender roles. There is an alternative explanation of the world wide division of labour. Eagley and wood argue that the division is an indirect outcome of
Dapheny Communication differences can sometimes be the cause of intercultural conflict. How cultural background can influence conflict management and how we engage in intercultural conflict. Can communication exacerbate the conflicts or help to reduce the conflicts? Conflict is a state of disagreement or argument between people, groups, countries etc…, and it is the truth that conflict is unavoidable in our society. I can say that conflict can be plurality that means there is not only one conflict occurred in our life.
Natural Law, according to Thomas Aquinas said that “natural law was the divine law of god.” If a state law conflicted with divine Law it was said to be invalid. Next, we have morality. “Morals are beliefs and values which are shared by a society or sections of a society; they tell those who share them what is right and wrong” Under morality, Positivists argue that a law can be valid even if it is morally wrong to have that law. For example, File sharing on the Internet is said to be illegal due to laws stating so. However, the majority of people in society don’t believe that it is right to buy all music from stores if they can buy it online and so there for do so.