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Unformatted text preview: projects will not succeed (p. 494). Doing so shows respect for members of that culture and may help gain the respect and cooperation of others. Learning to adapt to working amongst others of different and cultural background only increases the individuals skills in dealing in cross-cultural environments. 15-R4 What is culture shock? What can you do to reduce the negative effects of culture shock? Culture shock is a natural psychological disorientation that most people suffer when they move into a culture different from their own (p. 508) . It is a natural response to being immersed in a new environment and results from a breakdown in a persons selective perception and effective interpretation system. The negative effects of culture shock can be reduced through regular exercise, meditation and relaxation techniques, journal-keeping, or the creation of stability zones that include activities and surroundings that remind a person of home....
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