Chapter 13 Part 1 Cst229

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Chapter 13 Part 1 Cst229

  1. 1. Chapter 13 Adapting to Diversity: Culture Shock
  2. 2. Culture Shock <ul><li>Physical or emotional discomfort experienced by those adjusting to a new environment (p 249) </li></ul><ul><li>Often this effects our everyday habitual behaviors, things takes for granted in our home culture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes of Culture Shock <ul><li>Loss of familiar signs – physical or social cues that we have become accustomed to are lacking in the new culture (p 251) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication breakdown – inability to communicate in the same way that we did in our home culture </li></ul><ul><li>Personal crisis </li></ul>
  4. 4. Stages in Culture Shock <ul><li>Preliminary Stages – the traveler is still at home preparing for the trip; feelings of anticipation and possible regret </li></ul><ul><li>Spectator Stage – arrival in the new place; a tide of emotions and a blur of events </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stages in Culture Shock <ul><li>Participant Stage – the person will have to now start to really live; look for basic things such as food and will now start a job or school </li></ul><ul><li>Shock Stage – this happens after the person has been in the new place for a period of time and problems begin to surface, some that may be difficult to handle in the new place; hostility toward the new country and its members </li></ul>

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