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340Lecture13 - Lecture 13 Culture Shock and Cultural...

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COM 340 Lecture 13 Culture Shock Culture Shock and and Cultural Adaptation Cultural Adaptation
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COM 340 2 We all depend on hundreds of signs and cues to function in our environment. But, in a new culture many of these things are gone. New ways of doing things. New ways of thinking . New ways of valuing . When these things are missing in our daily life, frustration and anxiety usually result. Dependence on Signs & Cues
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COM 340 3 Three basic causes of culture shock stand out: 1. The loss of usual sues, signs and signals. 2. The collapse of normal interpersonal interaction. 3. A sense of danger to our personal unity. Causes of Culture Shock
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4 def: The stress associated with adapting to a new culture or unusual context. def: The continuous, repeated occasions of disorientation through the loss of familiar signs, cues, and symbols used in social interaction. Culture Shock
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