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EQ104 ch 2

Interpersonal Comm Chapter 2

TermDefinition
The process of learning the rules and norms of a culture that you move to that is different from your native culture. acculturation
The lifestyle of a group of people; their values, beliefs, and artifacts that is passed on from one generation to another through communication. culture
How you learn the culture into which you are born enculturation
A commitment to the beliefs and philosophy one's culture. ethnic identity
A characteristic of culture referring to the degree to which members of a culture feel comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. ambiguity tolerance
A culture in which the group's goals are given greater importance than the individuals; benevolence, tradition and conformity are given special emphasis. collectivist culture
A culture that encourages both men and women to be modest, maintain quality of life, and tender. feminine culture
Cultures in which power is concentrated in the hands of a few,and there is a great distance between those with power and those without. High-power distance culture
A culture in which the individual is valued over the group; power and achievement is important. individualist culture
A culture in which much of the info in messages is implied and is assumed to be understood; relationships are valued. High-context culture
A cultural orientation that promotes the importance of future rewards; individuals save for the future. Long-term orientation
A cultural orientation that emphasizes the gratification of desires and a focus on having fun and enjoying life; high life control and high leisure. indulgence
A culture that values aggressiveness, material success, strength and traditional gender roles with women being modest. masculine culture
The degree to which power is distributed in a society. Power distance
A culture in which power is evenly distributed throughout the society; there is little gap between people who have power and people who don't. Low-power distance culture
A culture that values up-front and direct communication; most information is explicitly stated in verbal messages. Low-context culture
Communication that takes place between persons of different cultures or between persons who have different cultural beliefs. Intercultural communication
The tendency to see others and their behaviors through you own cultural filters; you think your own culture's beliefs are better than other cultures. Ethnocentrism
A cultural orientation that fosters the curbing of immediate gratification; there is low life control and low leisure. Restraint
A cultural orientation in which people look more to the past and the present; they spend their resources on present goals and want quick results. short-term orientation
A fixed impression of a group of people through which we then perceive specific individuals. stereotype
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