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Interpersonal Communications Chapter4 revised 9-14 diversity and adapting to others


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Interpersonal Communications Chapter4 revised 9-14 diversity and adapting to others

  1. 1. First a Review What did you learn about yourself? How can this knowledge help you as a communicator?
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  4. 4. What Is Culture? Culture can be loosely defined as a set of beliefs, traditions, and practices. 6
  5. 5. CCuullttuurraall RReellaattiivviissmm •This the idea that we should recognize differences across cultures without passing judgment on or assigning value to those differences.
  6. 6. See page 117 of your textbook~ How do you score? Assessing You Skills – Page 118
  7. 7. An Experiment in Ethnocentrism What was this experience like for you? What does this experience have to say about privilege and/or marginalization? Did this experience have any personal significance for you? Can you think of time when you have had a similar experience?
  8. 8. My brother and country rock……..
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  10. 10. A  President Bush perceived the incident as an attempt at attention-grabbing and a way of free speech in a democracy, minimizing the significance of the issue.  The Arab world, on the other hand, has reacted in a huge and passionate way to the incident, elevating the shoe-thrower to the status of a national hero with this photo raised up everywhere. The incident was generally viewed as a heroic act of defiance and resistance to the American occupation.
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  13. 13. WWhheerree DDoo SStteerreeoottyyppeess CCoommee FFrroomm?? •Intentionally or unintentionally, subtly or overtly, the media can create or reinforce ethnic, racial, gender, religious, and other stereotypes. •Ethnocentrism: the belief that our culture is superior to others and the tendency to view all other cultures from the perspective of our own. 17
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  15. 15.  “The big question, 10 years later, is whether things have improved or worsened for those in the bottom third of the income distribution, the people who clean hotel rooms, work in warehouses, wash dishes in restaurants, care for the very young and very old, and keep the shelves stocked in our stores. The short answer is that things have gotten much worse, especially since the economic downturn that began in 2008.” ~Barbara Ehrenreich 20 v=gDgFiW2xtf0
  16. 16. Tolerate uncertainty – we all tend to pre-judge people who appear markedly different from us . Allow yourself time to gain understanding of other cultures and differences Develop mindfulness – that is become aware of your thoughts and ideas as if you were looking at yourself from the outside.
  17. 17. “Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.” ~ Margaret Meade “I encourage students to pursue an idea far enough so they can see what the clichés and stereotypes are. Only then do they begin to hit pay dirt. ” ~ Robert Morgan
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  19. 19. 1. Adapt the topic and level of intimacy 2. Adapt how you explain or describe something 3. Adapt by withholding or avoid information 4. Adapting your use of examples, comparisons and analogies 5. Adapt through choice of language