Book Definition: A complex blend of language, beliefs, customs, values, and traditions developed by a group of people and shared with others in the same environment.

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  • The traditions and beliefs of a certain group of people.


  • Culture is an important aspect of the sociocultural perspective of psychology. This view emphasizes the idea that people are social animals, and that we are influenced by the people around us. It also states that behavior is heavily influenced by culture, by social norms and expectations, and by social learning. We can learn a lot about human behavior and mental processes by observing how people interact with each other in a culture.

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