Communication and Culture

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Real Communication book Chapter 3 by Dan O'Hair and Mary Weimann for Comm 101 class

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Communication and Culture

  1. 1. Communication and Culture Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O’Hair and Mary WiemannFriday, February 15, 2013
  2. 2. Culture ..is a learned system of thought and behavior that belongs to a large group of people sharing.. •beliefs •values •practicesFriday, February 15, 2013
  3. 3. Culture is learned ..through communication with others.Friday, February 15, 2013
  4. 4. Worldview is the framework that you interpret the world and it’s people.Friday, February 15, 2013
  5. 5. Intercultural communication is communication between people from different cultures who have different worldviews.Friday, February 15, 2013
  6. 6. Cultural Variables that affect communication • cultural context • group vs. individual • comfort with the unknown • masculine vs. feminine • power distance • time orientation • expression of emotionFriday, February 15, 2013
  7. 7. Understanding Group Affiliations • co-cultures • generations • gender • social identity theory • ingroups/outgroups • intergroup communication • salientFriday, February 15, 2013
  8. 8. Key barriers • anxiety • ethnocentrism • discrimination • behavioral affirmation • behavioral confirmationFriday, February 15, 2013
  9. 9. Skills • intercultural sensitivity • intergroup contact theory • accommodation • convergence • overaccommodateFriday, February 15, 2013
  10. 10. Practice • Listen effectively. • Think before you speak or act. • Be empathic. • Do the right thing.Friday, February 15, 2013

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