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15 Cards in this Set

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communication occurs in
cultural systems
low context communication style
indivualistic cultures
High context communication style
collectivist cultures
all parts of a system are:
systems are organized
systems are more then:
the sum of their parts
We learn culture through interaction and
mass media
_________ is not neutral
________ cultures regards each person as distinct: (United States) on a test curve, the person with the highest grade complains that the others (also less trustworthy) are getting “A’s” and “B’s” that they did not deserve. Some say that is why we do not do as well in the Olympics.
_________ cultures regard people as connected to one another: becomes important in tradition Japanese management- you would all work together and everyone would get promoted together rather than individual promotions.
multiple social communities may coexist in:
a single culture
attempts to make since of social communities
standpoint theory
DOES NOT MEAN AGGREEMENT, means paying attention to the specific individuality of the person- without having to take your own “baggage” into it; You can understand without necessarily agreeing. Dr. Mills is very Pro-choice but she doesn’t personally like it, she would never do it. (“I don’t have sympathy for that person, but I still consider their position)
Person-centered communication
“ I think we should move where I have the good job offer since I make a bigger salary than you anyway” can change to “Let think about the pros and cons of the situation.”
control vs. problem
“I cant believe you got yourself into such a dumb predicament.” Verses “We have all gotten ourselves in bad situations.” The point is to be “us against them” instead of “me against you”
superiority vs. Equality