Cultural Norms: A Cultural Analysis

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Cultures are built from cultural norms: the values that makes sense to us for what is right and logical to our beliefs. Thus, if someone from another culture (out-groups) does something that goes against our cultural norms (in-groups), we immediately respond negatively towards their behavior with their intention unknown, and judge them for their wrong doings. It could be because these actions are not similar to our pratices, that maybe we feel threaten that it would break the bond that holds our culture together. Therefore, we judge to show the strength and survival of our own culture. That said, this concept is also known as Ethnocentrism, whereby “one’s own group is the center of everything(Sumner, date) and how it “fosters negative judgements

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