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A learned set of shared interpretations about beliefs, values, and norms, which affects the behaviors of a relatively large group of people.
A group of people who live in a dominant culture yet remian connected to another cultural heritage that typically exhibits significant differences in communication patterns, perceptions, values, beliefs, and rituals from the dominant culture.
the differences between an individualist culture and a collectivist culture.
Individualists have an "I" conciousness, motivated by their own needs and goals. Collectivists have a "we" conciousness, and are motivated by the norms and duties imposed by these groups.
the differences between a low-PD cultures and high-PD cultures.
Low-PD cultures have a relatively weak emphasis on maintaining power differences. High-PD cultures place a relatively strong emphasis on maintaining power differences.
What are the differences between masculine and feminine cultures.
Masculine cultures exhibit male dominance, ambitiousness, assertiveness, competitiveness, and drive for achievement. A feminine culture exhibit affection, nurturance, sensitivity, compassion, and emotional expressiveness. Gender roles are less rigid.
The notion that one's own culture is superior to any other. It is the idea that other cultures should be measured by the degree to which they live up to our cultural standards.
cultural relativism.
Views cultures as merely different, not deficient.
A social-intellectual movement that promotes the value of diversity as a core principle and insists that all cultural groups be treated with respect and as equals.
an attribution about the reason for an event given by a foreigner which differs from that typically given by a member of the host culture.
culture shock
the anxiety that comes from the unfamiliarity of new cultural surroundings, rules, norms, and practices.
Refers to differences that separate people.