Gestures and language. Why are these important?
Today: Cultural Norms - What is expected behavior?
Levine and Wolff published an article about different ways that social scientists researched time in various cultures. See the article called Social Time here.
Using the article, please answer these questions:
1. How did the author conduct research about time in the U.S. and Brazil?
2. What did he find?
3. How does language shape how people perceive/experience time?
4. What other data did researchers use to study time around the world?
Here is more research about time around how time is socially constructed.
And this graphic explains varying norms from around the world.
This video is set to music for comic effect, but it is funny because in America, the norm is that men do not hold hands or kiss in public. However, this is expected in many Middle Eastern cultures. In order to show solidarity The President must hold the hand of the King of Saudi Arabia.
Also for more humor on cultural differences, checkout these HSBC adds: Eels, personal space, wrong flower,