Simpler Book review - Chapter 1 Culture Shock Culture shock is a huge when exploring other cultures We sometimes have paranoia or depression when we

Simpler Book review - Chapter 1 Culture Shock Culture shock...

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Chapter 1: Culture Shock Culture shock is a huge when exploring other cultures. We sometimes have paranoia or depression when we visit a new place. The individual’s maladaptive behavior comes out under the stress of coping with a foreign way of life. It makes us learn more about ourselves. Culture shock to Americans is huge; for example, north Americans are uncomfortable with body odor while people in Europe may be okay with it. in Batswana cattle is associated with wealth, in America cattle is eaten . Another aspect of culture shock is the idea of selective perception where people only want to hear the things that confirm their world view; that is not a case when it comes to different cultures. Different cultures will have you experience different things. The importance of language is shown in this section where not speaking a certain language can be hard when traveling to a new area. Naïve realism is a big part of culture where people assume the basic acts in their will translate to the acts in the other culture. Certain cultural events are different than ours and can seem weird. Chapter 2: Common Ground Evolution has given us the ability to walk on two feet , increased brain size and the ability to speak a language . Humans are the only ones who can speak about things the past. Humans can learn but one thing we have yet to learn is to get along with each other. Racism and discrimination are evident. Anthropologist are tired of using racial expressions; there is no such thing as pure races and there is no scientific reasoning for pure races. Stereotypes are common to humans and we can all make perceptions about certain groups of people. Environments can limit certain groups and cultures. Certain groups have different senses to things around them. Cognition is the process of gaining and using knowledge but all humans have the same cognitive capacity but people just use knowledge differently. Depending on environment, experiences and challenges, we can understand a culture by discovering more about what they do every day. All humans have emotions ; the five include fear, attachment, loss, anger and happiness. Everyone expresses emotions differently and it also has to do with culture. Our culture makes
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