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Running head: BARRIERS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 1 Question A: Barriers to Intercultural Communication Student’s Name Institution
BARRIERS TO INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION 2 Question A: Barriers to Intercultural Communication Intercultural communication is described the way people from different cultural backgrounds interact. Usually, the sense of security and predictability that characterizes communication between people of the same culture is lost due to intercultural communication. The greater the level of intercultural communication, the greater the loss of certainty and predictability (Martin & Nakayama, 2018). Breakdowns in intercultural communication are common and they include ethnocentrism, anxiety, assuming similarity instead of difference, and prejudice. Discrimination refers to the behavioral manifestations of prejudice. Prejudice refers to people’s attitudes towards each other. Therefore, discrimination can be assumed as being prejudice in action. Usually, biases and acts of discrimination are instigated, not by apparent

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