Chapter 2 Outline - SPC 103 Chapter 2 Outline Culture and...

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SPC 103 Chapter 2 Outline Culture and Interpersonal Communication I. The Nature of Culture A. Culture: the relatively specialized lifestyle of a group of people. Includes their values, beliefs, artifacts, ways of behaving, and ways of communicating; also, their language, modes of thinking, arts, laws, and religion. B. Enculturation: a process by which you learn the culture into which you’re born. C. Acculturation: the process by which you learn the rules and norms of a culture different from your native culture, hence modifying both cultures. II. How Cultures differ A. Power distances: cultures differ in the extent to which power is concentrated in a few citizens or is distributed throughout the citizenry B. Masculine and feminine cultures: cultures differ in the extent to which sex roles are stereotyped and traditional male or female gender role orientations are valued C. Individual and collective orientation: cultures differ in the extent to which they promote individual values versus
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course SPC 103 taught by Professor Hayes,d during the Spring '09 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Chapter 2 Outline - SPC 103 Chapter 2 Outline Culture and...

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