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'''Cultural learning''' is the way a group of people within a [[society]] or [[culture]] tend to learn and pass on new information. Learning styles are greatly influenced by how a culture socializes with its children and young people.
The key aspect of [[culture]] is that it is not passed on biologically from the parents to the offspring, but rather learned through experience and participation. The process by which a child acquires his or her own culture is referred to as [[enculturation]].
[[Social animals]] also learn from other members of their group or pack. [[Wolves]], for example, learn multiple [[hunting strategies]] from the other pack members. [[Human]] cultural learning is comparible but it is often believed human capacity for [[abstract thought]] is unique.
On the basis of cultural learning, people create, remember, and deal with ideas. They understand and apply specific systems of [[symbolic meaning]]. Cultures have been compared to sets of [[control mechanisms]], plans, recipes, rules, or instructions.
Based upon {{cite book | first=Phillip | last=Conrad | year=2005 | title=Window on Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Anthropology | chapter= | editor= | others= | pages= | publisher=New York: McGraw-Hill | id=ISBN 0-07-289028-2 | url= | authorlink= }}
[[Category:Educational psychology]]
[[Category:Human communication]]
{{enWP|Cultural learning}}

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