Glossary C

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.

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.

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