Preliminaries to a Theory of Culture Acquisition
Culture, Culture acquisition, Cognitive development, Schema (Psychology)
This chapter attempts to show that the process of culture acquisition is much more complex and problematic than that of language acquisition or some other sorts of learning. By culture acquisition we mean the acquisition of cultural models, which are learned, shared schemata. We, the authors, use pilot interviews conducted with three U.S. children on the topic of marriage to inform and illustrate our arguments.
© 1992 American Psychological Association
Strauss, Claudia. "Preliminaries to a Theory of Culture Acquisition." Cognition: Conceptual and Methodological Issues. Ed. Herbert L. Pick, Paulus Van Den Broek, and David C. Knill. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 1992. 267-294.