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Cultural Identity and Biases Vaibhavi Kulkarni Intercultural Communication October 5, 2011
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Identity Formation Our identity of self concept is based on our individual, social and cultural identities Cultural identity refers to one’s sense of belonging to a particular culture or ethnic group. Social identity is a consequence of membership in particular groups within one’s culture. Personal identity refers to people’s unique characteristics, which may differ from others in their cultural or social groups
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Cultural Identity Three stages of cultural identity Unexamined cultural identity Cultural identity search Cultural identity achievement
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Cultural Biases Social Categorization We simplify our organizing of information by identifying certain characteristics with certain groups. We assume that others perceive, evaluate and reason about the world just like us We draw upon our experiences to understand and evaluate others
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Cultural Biases
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