Glossary C

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.

Cultural Relevance means demonstration that evaluation methods , procedures, and/or instruments are appropriate for the cultures to which they are applied.

Cultural schema refer to beliefs about one’s own culture as it relates to other cultures.

Cultural tools refer to symbol systems , such as language of one's society that permit individuals to alter their environments and guide, regulate and redefine themselves.
Cultural transmission refers to a theory that views delinquency as a socially learned behavior transmitted from one generation to the next in disorganized urban areas.

Cultural truisms refer to attitudes and beliefs that are widely shared and rarely challenged in a society

Cultural universality refers to the belief that the origin, process, and manifestation of disorders are equally applicable across cultures

Cultural- familial retardation refers to substandard intellectual performance that is presumed to stem from lack of opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills considered important within a cultural setting.