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Cross-Cultural Conflict and Adjustment

Class report
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Mickey Hu

on 7 December 2012

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Transcript of Cross-Cultural Conflict and Adjustment

Cross-Cultural Conflict and Adjustment Group members
B10041014 Vivi
B10041041 Jenna
B10041050 Mickey
B10041071 Grace A Fish Out of Water ? Motivation Length
of stay Language
and cultural background Job Degree of ethnocentrism Age Language
and cultural
knowledge Personality Relationships Financial
situation Unpredictable Cultural Adjustments Some newcomers to a society do well in their first year of cultural adjustment.
However, they may have a more difficult time later. There is an example. A Ride on a Roller Coaster Stress, fatigue, and tension are common symptoms of culture shock. Successful example From Honeymoon to Culture Shock to Integration Individuals experience the stages of adjustment in different ways. 5? 3? or no stages? How do people know that they are having problems adjusting the new culture? 1.Homesickness 3.Too much eating, drinking, or sleeping 2.Inability to work well 4.Anger toward the members of the new culture 5.Glorifying the native culture and emphasizing the negative in the new culture 6.Withdrawal and avoidance of contact with people from the new culture 7.Lack of ability to deal with even small problems Symptoms? Develop social relationships people from one's own country other newcomers members of the new culture Going
native Own
culture's
traditions Feeling like a "fish out of water" shouldn't last forever. How to fit in a new culture well? Elation?
Depression? What happens to someone living
in a different culture? "Culture shock" is a typical response At first, the new comers will probably feel bewildered and disoriented. When to shake hands?
When to embrace? They are unsure! 1.Tolerant person
2.Simalar cultures and languages
3.Support from friends and family What is the easiest and fastest adjustment? Here is another example. Individuals' ability to cope with changes Thank you! Medicine: Professor James Radant 1.be aware of cultural differences 2.without change your basic personality 3.do not become a carbon copy
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