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30 Cards in this Set

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adapt reactively
to modify or change behavior after an event
adapt predictively
to modify or change behavior in anticipation of an event
communication accomodation theory
theory that all people adapt their behavior to others to some extent.
to adjust ones behavior in accord with what someone else has done. We can adapt based on the individual, relationship an situation.
acknowledgement that someone may be feeling bad; compassion toward someone.
feeling what another person is feeling.
social decentering
cignitive process in which we take into account another person's thoughts, feelings, values, background, and persectives.
aware of cultural differences, there is a connection btwn thoughts and deeds when there is interaction w/ someone of different background
relational empathy
permits varying degrees of understanding rather than requiring complete comprehension of others culture or emotions.
third culture
common ground est. when ppl frm separate cultures create a third more comprehensive and inclusive culture.
world view
perception shared by a group of ppl about key beliefs and issues which influences interaction w/ others
behavior that improves the effectiveness or quality of communication with others
internal state of readiness to respond to something; an element of interpersonal competence.
information that enhances understanding of others; element necessary to become a competent communicator
a judgement or opinion of someone formed before you know all the facts or the background of that person.
to place a person or group of persons into an inflexible, all- encompassing category.
belief that your cultural traditions and assumptions are superior to those of other cultures.
culture shock
feeling of stress and anxiety a person experiences when encountering a culture different frm their own.
intercultural communication
comm. btwn or among ppl who have differnt cultural traditions.
low context culture
derives much information frm the words of a message and less from nonverbal, enviromental cues.
high context cultures
derives muc information from nonverbal and enviromental cues.
cultural context
information not explicitly communicated through language but through enviromental or nonverbal cues.
feminine culture
emphasizes relationships, caring for the less fortunate, and overall quality of life.
masculine culture
emphasizes achievement, assertiveness, heroism, and material wealth.
cultural values
what a given group of people values or appreciates.
process through which an individual aquires new approches, beliefs and values by coming into contact w. another culture
process of communicating a groups culture from generation to generation.
cultural element
category of ideas that identify the most profound aspects of cultural influence. ie. schools, gov't, music, theater, language
microculture, distinct cultural group that exsist within a larger cultural context. i.e gay/lesbian
learned system of knowledge, behavior, attitudes, beliefs, values, and norms that is shared by a group of ppl.