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  • 1. Characteristics of Culture
    • always a product of
    • human behavior
    • always transmitted
    • through learning
    • always gratifies human
    • needs
    • always tends toward
    • integrating a society
  • 2. Culture is learned and acquired
    • not instinctive
    • acquired through the senses and from experience
    • habits, skills, vakues and knowledge
  • 3.
    • may be acquired through imitation,conditioning,suggestion,formal or informal instruction, or mass media
    • follows system of reward and punishment
  • 4. Culture is shared and transmitted
    • transmission through ideas
    • passed on to generations using language and other symbolic means of com.
  • 5. Culture is social
    • it's a group product
    • it's social due to man's natural tendency to socialize
  • 6. Culture is ideational
    • formation of ideas and use of the same to assign meanings to his environment and experiences
  • 7. Culture gratifies human needs
    • culture's provision to satisfy biological and sociological needs of people i.e. food, clothing, shelter, protection, love, security, sex, etc.
  • 8. Culture is adaptive
    • dynamism of culture
    • adaptiveness of customs
  • 9. Culture tends toward integration
    • elements or traits that make up culture are (customs) mostly adjusted to or consistent with one another
  • 10. Culture is commulative
    • accumulation of certain features of culture over time