Cultural syncretism is a concept that refers to the social processes by which the beliefs and practices of two unique cultures mix and create new cultural characteristics. These cultural beliefs and practices are exchang... More »

Cultural assimilation occurs when members of one cultural group adopt the language, practices and beliefs of another group, often losing aspects of their traditional culture in the process. One example involves the force... More »

Cultural awareness involves recognizing different beliefs, values and customs that other people have that are based on their origins or upbringings. Cultural awareness positions people to be more successful in both perso... More »

Cultural diffusion is the spread of culture, including aspects such as clothing and food, from one group to another, typically as a result of making contact for the first time. European explorers bringing back foods and ... More »

Cultural perspective refers to the way that individuals are shaped by their environments as well as social and cultural factors. Such factors include a person's nationality, race and gender. More »

Cultural variation refers to the differences in social behaviors that different cultures exhibit around the world. What may be considered good etiquette in one culture may be considered bad etiquette in another. More »

Cultural isolation is the term for a country or region that does not care to interact with, understand or empathize with cultures outside its borders. Americans have been accused of cultural isolation, because some Ameri... More »