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AF Course 14 Book 2

Cross Cultural Competence

Culture (Cross Cultural Competence) Shared sets of traditions, believes systems, and behaviors that are shaped by factors such as history, politics, or resources.
Domains of Culture (Cross Cultural Competence) Universal categories of human interaction, belief, behavior, and meaning/values.
Ethnocentrism (Cross Cultural Competence) The human tendency to negatively judge other cultures (beliefs, values, etc.) by the values and assumptions of their own. This may cause you to see the other culture as inferior to your own.
Cultural Relativism (Cross Cultural Competence) The tendency to understand people's beliefs and practice within the context of their culture, rather than from your own cultural point of view.
Cross Cultural Competence (Cross Cultural Competence) The ability to quickly and accurately comprehend, then appropriately and effectively act across all cultural environments without necessarily having prior exposure to a particular group, region, or language.
Holism (Cross Cultural Competence) The idea that all aspects of culture are interconnected and integrated where a change in one area may affect change in another area.
Worldview (Cross Cultural Competence) The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world...a collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or group.
Paralanguage (Cross Cultural Competence) The non-verbal feature that accompany speech and contribute to communication but aren't considered part of the language system.
Macro-cultures (Cross Cultural Competence) The most powerful or most widely practiced cultures (dominant values, beliefs, and behaviors) in particular society.
Micro-cultures (Cross Cultural Competence) A group of people living within a large society who share values, beliefs, behaviors, etc. that is different from the rest of society.
Power Distance (Cross Cultural Competence) The extent to which the less powerful members of a culture accept and expect that power is distributed unequally.
OODA Loop (Cross Cultural Competence) *Observe (learn) *Orient (Situation) *Decide (How to proceed) *Act (Action)
Collectivism (Cross Cultural Competence) Is the TENDENCY to consider extended family affiliations and being a member of a larger group (ethic, national, tribal, etc.) as very important throughout a person's life.
Individualism (Cross Cultural Competence) Is the TENDENCY for the individual's needs to take presence over the extended family's needs. Extended family ties play a less important role.
Paralanguage (Cross Cultural Competence) *Rate of speaking: Faster or slower. *Intonation: Rise or fall of voice to emphasize words or phrases.
Nonverbal Communication (Cross Cultural Competence) *Haptics: Function / Touch *Proxemics: Study / Space or Distance (Bubble) *Chronemics: Study / Perceive the use of time *Kinesics: Study / Movement and gestures
Haptics (Cross Cultural Competence) Function / Touch
Kinesics (Cross Cultural Competence) Study / Movement and gestures
Proxemics (Cross Cultural Competence) Study / Space or Distance (Bubble)
Chronemics (Cross Cultural Competence) Study / Perceive the use of time
High Context Communication (Cross Cultural Competence) HOW Something is said. Favor the listener's ability to read between the lines. (In depth)
Low Context Communication (Cross Cultural Competence) What it's said. Pay more attention to the explicit meaning.
Created by: SgtSev