Cultural Differences

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This is a presentation on cultural differences. This is where East meets West. Understanding cultural differences would lead to conflict resolution. There is unity in diversity.

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Cultural Differences

  1. 1. “... affects the issues that members bring to a group and the ways in which they might be either ready or reluctant to explore these issues”. -Corey, 2010
  2. 2. Yang Liu, a 35-year-old ChineseGerman artist. One of her projects, “East Meets West,” was first exhibited in Germany a few years ago and features pictographs representing the differences between Eastern and Western (specifically Chinese and German) cultures.
  3. 3.  Many Asian cultures and even African cultures promote interdependence rather than independence stressing reliance on the family and the individual’s community (Sapp cited in Sharf, 2008).
  4. 4.  Asians tend to show more respect to guiding authorities or mentors.  Asians tend to be more conforming, compliant and into social learning than their counterparts in Western Cultures (Chang, 2011).
  5. 5. Chang, L. et. al. (2011). Cultural Adaptations to environmental variability: an evolutionary account of east-west differences. Educational Psychology Review, volume 23, 1. Corey, M. (2010). Groups: process and practice, eighth edition, USA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning. Corey, M. (2006). Groups: process and practice, seventh edition, USA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. Gladding, S. (2008). Groups: a counseling specialty, fifth edition, USA: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. Sharf, R. (2008). Theories of psychotherapy and counseling, concepts and cases, fourth edition, USA: Thomson Brooks/Cole. Yang Liu slideshare
  6. 6. Salamat Po!!! Thank you very much!!!

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