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Culture and Emphasis Different Cultures

By lllhdw7845 May 29, 2013 409 Words
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Cultural Contexts and Values in CommunicationVocabulary: * Cultural Shock * Cultural Context * High-Context Culture * Low-Context Culture * Individualism * Collectivism * Masculine * Feminine Why Study Culture? * Globalization * Rise in intercultural Shock * Avoid Culture ShockCultural Contexts * What is cultural Context? * The relative emphasis different cultures place on nonverbal communication * High-Context culture * Low-Context cultureCulture Values * What are culture values? * Four categories of cultural values: * Individualism vs. Collectivism * Decentralized vs. Centralized * Uncertainty vs. Certainty * Masculine vs. FeminineContexts, Values and Communication * How do cultural contexts and values impact communication? * What would happen if: * A person from a high-context culture is communicating with a person from a person from a low context culture? * A person from a highly individualist culture is communicating with a person from a more collectivist culture?| Culture Shock: * A state of confusion and distress experienced by an individual who is suddenly exposed to a new, strange or foreign social and cultural environmentCultural Shock: * The relative emphasis different cultures place on nonverbal communicationHigh-Context Culture: * Cultures that place a high emphasis on nonverbal communicationLow-context Culture: * Cultures that do not tend to value emphasis on nonverbal communicationIndividualism * Placing a high value on individual accomplishments and individual Collectivism * Place a high value on the accomplishments of a groupMasculine * The traditional social and cultural ideas of male characteristicsFeminine: * The traditional social and cultural ideas of female characteristics|

Objectives:
* Understand the different reasons men and women communicate * Understand the differences in how and what men and women communicate Vocabulary:
* Content:
* The subjects or topics covered in verbal communication * Men are more likely to focus their attention on the content of a conversation, while women tend to be more emotion and relationship focused. Why men and women communicate

* Reasons men communicate
* Share information
* Accomplish a task
* Reasons women communicate
* Build relationships
* Develop understanding
How men and women communicate
* How men and women communicate
* Men: Verbal messages, value directness
* Women: Nonverbal messages, Value feelings
What men and women communicate
* What men and women communicate
* Men: Topics of expertise, problem solving, content focused * Women: Emotions, experiences, relationship focused

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* Status vs. Support. * Independence vs. Intimacy. * Advice vs. Understanding. * Information vs. Feelings. * Orders vs. Proposals. * Conflict vs. Compromise.|

Objectives:
* Identify and explain the barriers encountered in intercultural communication * Understand how to overcome barriers in intercultural communication Vocabulary:
* Ethnocentrism
* Barrier
Barriers in Intercultural Communication
* Ethnocentrism
* Assuming similarities
* Assuming differences
* Focusing on stereotypes.
* Different Communication Codes
Overcoming communication barriers
* Seek information
* Ask thoughtful questions and listen
* Tolerate ambiguity
* Become “other” oriented

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