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Intro to Communication_Chapter 8

Diaspora Group Of immigrants sojourners, slaves or strangers living in new lands while retaining strong attachments to their homelands.
Mediation Peaceful third-party intervention
Intercultural communication Communication that occurs in interactions between people who are culturally different
Culture Learned patterns of perceptions, values and behaviors shared by a group of people
Heterogeneous Diverse
Border dwellers People who live between cultures and often experience contradictory cultural patterns
Voluntary short-term travelers People who are border dwellers by choice and for a limited time such as study-abroad students or corporate personnel
Voluntary long-term travelers People who are border dwellers by choice and for an extended time, such as immigrants
Involuntary short-term travelers People who are border dwellers not by choice and only for a limited time, such as refugees forced to move
Involuntary long-term travelers People who are border dwellers permanently but not by choice such as those who relocate to escape war
Culture shock A feeling of disorientation and discomfort due to the lack of familiar environmental cues
Reverse culture shock/ reentry shop Culture shock experienced by travelers upon returning to their home country
Encapsulated marginal people People who feel disintegrated by having to shift cultures
Constructive marginal people People who thrive in a border-dweller life, while recognizing its tremendous challenges
Cultural values Beliefs that are so central to a cultural group that they are never questioned
Individualist orientation A value orientation that respects the autonomy and independence of individuals
Collectivistic orientation A value orientation that stresses the needs of a group
Preferred personality A value orientation that expresses whether it is more important for a person to "do" or to "be"
View of human nature A value orientation that expresses whether humans are fundamentally good evil or a mixture
Human-nature value orientation The perceived relationship between humans and nature
Power distance A value orientation that refers to the extent to which less powerful members of institutions and organizations within a culture expect and accept and unequal distribution of power
Long-term versus short-term orientation The dimension of a society's value orientation that reflects its attitude toward virtue or truth
Short-term orientation A value orientation that stresses the importance of possessing one fundamental truth
Monotheistic Belief in one god
Long-term orientation A value orientation in which people stress the importance of virtue
Polytheistic Belief in more than one god
Dialect approach Recognizes that things need not be perceived as "either/or" , but may be seen as "both/and"
Dichotomous thinking Thinking which things are perceived as "either/or" -for example, "good or bad," "big or small," "right or wrong"
Cocultural group A significant minority group within a dominant majority that does not share dominant group values or communication patterns
Created by: ShannonLowe



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