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Cultural Diversity


Culture values, beliefs, attitudes, languages and customs unique to a particular group of people and passed from one generation to the next.
ethnicity classication of people based on national origin.
race classification of people based on physical or biological characteristics.
cultural diversity differences among individuals based on culture, ethnic, and racial factors.
cultural assmiliation absorption of a culturally distinct group into a dominant culture.
acculturation process of learning the beliefs and behaviors of a dominant culture and assuming some of the characteristics occur.
sensitivity ability to recognize and appreciate the personal characteristics of others.
prejudice pre-judge; a stronf feeling or belief about a person or subject that is formed without reviewing facts of information.
stereotyping an assumption made that everyone in a particular group is the same. It ignores individual characteristics and supports labeling people.
holistic care care that provides for the well-being of the whole person and meets not only physical needs, but also social, emotional, and mental needs.
nuclear family mother, father, child or single parent with children
extended family nuclear family plus grandparents, aunts, and cousins.
patriarchal father, or the oldest male, is the authority figure.
matriarchal mother, or oldest female, is the authority figure.
personal space territorial space; describes the distance people require to feel comfortable while interactin gwith others.
spirituality defined as the beliefs individuals have about themselves, their connections with other, and their relationship with a higher power.
athiest a person who doesn't believe in any deity.
agnostic individual who believes that the existence of God can't be proved or disproved.
bias preference that inhibits impartial judgement
Created by: Nataliee