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Cultural Intelligence (CQ) refers to humans capability to grow personally through continuous learning and good understanding of diverse cultural heritage, wisdom and values, and to deal eff

Cultural intervention means understanding the client’s culture and helping him/her make use of interventions that may include the use of lawyers, social agencies, families, or taking action in some way.

Cultural learning refers to the transmission of acquired information and behavior both within and across generations with a high degree of fidelity. The theory of Tomasello and colleagues proposes three (3) stage-like levels of Cultural learning, with each more advanced form being based on a more sophisticated type of perspective taking: 1. imitative learning 2. instructed learning 3. collaborative learning

Cultural norms refer to sets of societal expectations that influence behavior.

Cultural pathways is a term used when adults in each culture have values and goals for themselves and for their children that shape and organize the socialization process and activities of daily life.

Cultural pluralism is defined as mutual appreciation and understanding of various cultures in society; cooperation of diverse groups; co-existence of different languages , religious beliefs , and lifestyles ; autonomy for each group to work out its own social purposes and future without interfering with the rights of other groups.

Cultural relativism refers to the belief that what is judged to be normal or abnormal may vary from one culture to another.

Cultural relativity refers to the idea that behavior must be judged relative to the values of the culture in which it occurs. In the context of conformity oriented definitions of abnormal behavior , Cultural relativity is the fact that judgments about the abnormality of a particular behavior may vary from culture to culture or subculture to subculture.