Social Aspects of Death & Dying: Exam 1

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Which of the following is NOT an element of the funeral as a cultural universal?

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Which of the following is NOT an element of the funeral as a cultural universal?

cremation

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Separation anxiety is the foundation of understanding death for children:

Birth to 3 years

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Children in this age group often view death as living in a changed way.

3 to 5 years

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Personification is most associated with this age group:

9 years and older

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Magical thinking is most often associated with this age group:

5 to 9 years

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Children often view death as sleep in this age range:

3 to 5 years

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The average number of years a newborn in a given population can expect to live:

Life expectancy

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Two parents, children from their previous marriages, and may include children from a present marriage:

Blended

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Emotional attitude that all cultures are equal and pertinent:

Cultural relativism

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The rules, ideas, and beliefs shared by members of society:

Culture

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Common traits or patterns found in all cultures:

Cultural universals

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Social behavior as dictated by the tradition of a people:

Customs

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The statistical study of human population:

Demographics

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Both parents have equal rights, duties, and governing power:

Egalitarian

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Method by which social lessons and values are learned and internalized:

Enculturation

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Emotional attitude that one's own group or culture is superior:

Ethnocentrism

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Family consisting of father, mother, all their children (except married daughters), sons' wives and children

Joint

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Behaviors less compulsive than mores which don't cause a strong reaction from society if violated:

Folkways

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An event that allows individuals to gather for sharing a common purpose:

Social function

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The systematic study of human social interaction and social groups:

Sociology

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A division of culture, having unique traits unto itself:

Subculture

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A social prohibition of certain actions:

Taboo

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Individual crafting of goods is replaced by mass production techniques:

Industrialization

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Rules of action prescribed by an authority able to enforce its will:

Laws

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A form of family government where the mother possesses power and the decision making right:

Matriarchal

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Family unit created by related nuclear families and/or friendship:

Modified extended

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Must behaviors, which call for a strong reaction from society if violated:

Mores

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The movement of individuals or families from the area in which they were born and raised:

Neo-localism

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A group held belief about how members should behave in a given context:

Norms

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Folkways, mores, and laws are all types of:

Norms

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Family consisting of two parents married to each other and their children, if any:

Nuclear

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A form of family government where the father possesses power and the decision making right:

Patriarchal

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Another term for agricultural or farm-based is:

Agrarian

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Acquiring of culture by a person through deliberate instruction:

Direct Learning

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Process by which a person learns the culture by observation of others:

indirect learning

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Which of the following is a characteristic of a joint family historically

Self-sufficient

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Which of the following is a characteristic of a nuclear family?

Highly mobile

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Using softer language to mask harsh realities:

Euphemisms

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The leading causes of death in 1900 were:

Acute

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The leading causes of death today are:

Chronic

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Change from rural to urban; population movement into emerging cities:

Urbanization

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The study of dying, death and bereavement:

Thanatology

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Which of the following is NOT a part of the cultural universal around funerals:

Embalming

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Taboos are the opposite of:

Mores

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In 1900 the average life expectancy was significantly lower due to deaths among:

Infants and children

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The leading causes of death today can be characterized as:

Degenerative

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The family government where both parents have equal rights and governing power:

Egalitarian

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The mature concept of death includes understanding that death is:

The end of physical functioning; final and permanent; and universal and inevitable

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Believing that death is the bogey man is an example of:

Personification

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Believing that death was caused by a bad thought or hurtful words:

Magical Thinking

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