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Unformatted text preview: CSD-September 15, 2009 Violation of cultural norms induces NOISE Six Barriers to Intercultural Communication: Anxiety Assuming similarity Ethnocentrism Stereotypes Prejudice Nonverbal Misinterpretations Anxiety: Focus on nervous feeling rather than totally present in the communication interaction Example: worry that other people may speak too fast or use words you dont understand o Find yourself making mistakes or saying awkward things Affect your ability to communicate your ideas to others Physical effects of anxiety disorders o Sweating, chest pain, decreased sex drive, dizziness, ir ritability, increased muscle tension, rapid breathing and breathlessness Assuming Similarity: When you dont have any information about a culture, its natural to assume there are no differences Each culture is different and unique to some degree For example, cultural differences in showing emotions Assuming difference instead of similarity can lead to not recognizing important things that cultures share in common Ethnocentrism: Negatively judging aspects of another culture To be ethnocentric is to believe in the superiority of ones own culture...
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- Fall '09