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I C C
Culture shock
4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
discussion
4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
 Your expectation
 What made you wonder?
 Corpse?
Culture shock
 Anxiety and feelings felt when people have to operate
within a different and unknown cultural and social
e...
Phases of culture shock
 3-5 phases (depending on the research)
 Many different effects, time spans, and degrees of
seve...
4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
Euphoria/honeymoon
 Exitement, honemoon phase
 Differences between the old and new culture are seen
in a romantic light,...
Culture shock
 Disintegration, negotiation phase, withdrawal
 Differences between old and new culture become
clear
 Unp...
Adjustment
 Autonomy stage
 Growing accustomed to the new culture and
developing routines
 Becoming concerened with bas...
Adaptation
 Acceptance, inter-dependence stage
 Feeling at home
 Enjoy being in the culture
 May prefer certain cultur...
Re-entry shock
 Reverse culture shock
 Returning to one’s home culture
 Readjustment process to the primary culture
 O...
Homework
 Present your relationship with the Finnish culture
 Your expectations
 Your stages of culture shock
 Use vis...
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  1. 1. I C C Culture shock 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  2. 2. discussion 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto  Your expectation  What made you wonder?  Corpse?
  3. 3. Culture shock  Anxiety and feelings felt when people have to operate within a different and unknown cultural and social environment  Grows out of the difficulties in assimilating the new culture, causing difficulty in knowing what is appropriate and what is not  Often combined with a dislike or even disgust with certain aspects of the new or different culture 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  4. 4. Phases of culture shock  3-5 phases (depending on the research)  Many different effects, time spans, and degrees of severity  Symptoms hard to hide  Irritability, homesickness, withdrawal, sleepiness, co  compulsive eating/drinking  Stereotyping  Hostility toward host country/people  Subcategory of transition shock  A state of disorientation cased by a change in one’s familiar environment which requires adjustment 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
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  7. 7. Euphoria/honeymoon  Exitement, honemoon phase  Differences between the old and new culture are seen in a romantic light, wonderful and new  New food, pace of local life, habits, buildings…  The first few weeks  Observations and new discoveries  All honeymoon eventually end… 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  8. 8. Culture shock  Disintegration, negotiation phase, withdrawal  Differences between old and new culture become clear  Unpleasant feelings of frustration and anger  Language barrier, habits, traffic, safety, food  Mood swings, negative stereotyping, hostility, anxiety  Excitement turns to disappointment  Depression not uncommon 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  9. 9. Adjustment  Autonomy stage  Growing accustomed to the new culture and developing routines  Becoming concerened with basic living again  Negative reactions and responses to the culture are reduced 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  10. 10. Adaptation  Acceptance, inter-dependence stage  Feeling at home  Enjoy being in the culture  May prefer certain cultural traits of the new culture rather than their own  Adopt certain behaviours from the new culture  Maintaining the native culture and language 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  11. 11. Re-entry shock  Reverse culture shock  Returning to one’s home culture  Readjustment process to the primary culture  Often found more difficult to deal with than the original culture shock 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto
  12. 12. Homework  Present your relationship with the Finnish culture  Your expectations  Your stages of culture shock  Use visual aid, comics, animations, video…  Post it to our blog  Present it in the class on Wednesday, 9. March 4/2/2014Kirsi Korkealehto

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