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Values and Beliefs

Values and Beliefs

Author: Paul Hannan

This lesson will define and explain values and beliefs. Robin Williams Jr's ten values central to American Life will be listed and discussed.

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Terms to Know
  • Beliefs

    Convictions, understandings, and ideas that people hold as truth.

  • Robin Williams Jr.

    American sociologist who made a career out of studying American cultural life and gave us the Ten Values Central to American Life.

  • Ten Values Central to American Life

    Devised by Robin Williams Jr. these values are: 1) Equal Opportunity; 2) Achievement and Success; 3) Material Comfort; 4) Activity and Work; 5) Practicality and Efficiency; 6) Progress; 7) Science and Rational Thinking; 8) Democracy; 9) Freedom; 10) Group Superiority.

  • Values

    Cultural guidelines that delineate what is good and bad and provide instruction for social living.