The Effects of Culture

Sociologists do not study culture “for the fun of it all.” In fact, we have long noted that culture is a social force that influences human behavior into predictable patterns. The study of these patterns (and how they change or can be changed) helps us to understand, predict, and even alter human behavior.

In this segment, we learn about some of the many ways that culture impacts the individual and the society. We also learn about how some components of culture can influence other components.

Along the way, grab a beer and learn about college drinking culture and the specific meaning of the word “Turnt.” Fun!