MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Assimilation

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Example Question #1 : Culture

Which of these answers is an example of cultural assimilation? 

Possible Answers:

Native Americans cut their long hair to look more like white individuals

Eating snack foods

A young child's ability to learn new vocabulary

Dancing the Brazilian Samba in Japan

Learning a foreign language

Correct answer:

Native Americans cut their long hair to look more like white individuals

Explanation:

Cultural assimilation is the process of adopting elements from another culture. Thus, the correct answer is a Native American changing his hairstyle to reflect the hairstyle of white people. It is the less powerful culture that most often adapts to the more powerful culture.

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