Intercultural Communication

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Quiz 7 :

Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent

Quiz 7 :

Communicating Interculturally: Becoming Competent

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does Ting-Toomey define conflict?
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Conflict:
The conflicts will be there in all personal and social relationships. In the Latin language the conflict is "com and filigree and together to strike". The conflict is actual or perceived as inappropriateness of values, processes and prospects between two or more individuals over substantive topics. These differences are expressed through other conflict styles.

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does Kim mean when, speaking of new immigrants and refugees, she states that they are like "pioneers"?
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New immigrants and refugees:
• The immigrants and refugees change their places every year due to economic downfall, security and social reasons, natural disasters, economic betterment and individuals deracinate themselves from their homes and start new life in an alien and hostile milieu. The immigrants and refugees consists of provisional sojourners such as military personnel, diplomats, other intergovernmental company employees, peace corps volunteers, researchers, students, artists, athletes, construction workers and others who search employment in foreign countries.
• These people are called as pioneers of the society because they start new frontiers and they face temporary and drastic challenges to start a new life.

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would you explain the idea that stress is part of the adaptation process?
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Stress in adaption process:
• The stress is a part and package of stranger's growth experiences and adaption for a period of time. These elements determine the stranger's psychological movement.
• The "stress adaption- growth dynamics" plays a major role in linear progression in a cyclic and continual "draw - back -to leap pattern" similar to the movement of wheel.
• Every stressful is reflected as draw back and then trigger adaptive power to assist strangers identify themselves and leap forward.
• This internal technique reproduces dialectic association between acculturation and enculturation.

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do differences along the individualistic-collectivist scale of cultural differences contribute to intercultural conflict? What would you suggest to minimize these influences?
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are the individual, episodic, and relational systems of analysis?
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can differences between high- and low-context cultures contribute to intercultural conflict?
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what way does the cultural socialization process relate to different forms of intercultural conflicts?
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does Kim explain host receptivity, host conformity pressure, and ethnic group strength?
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does Spitzberg mean when he says intercultural competence must be viewed as the social evaluation of behavior?
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do mass communication activities help the adaptation process? Can they also hinder the process? If so, in what ways?
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Kim believe that "strangers" can accomplish their adaptation process alone? If not, why not?
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role does silence play in intercultural conflict reduction?
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what ways can differences in cross-cultural conflict interaction styles affect intercultural communication?
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are some "defense mechanisms" immigrants and refugees employ as a way of coping?
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the perspective of intercultural conflict, how may in-group and out-group differences contribute to such conflict?
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can an awareness of expectations help mediate intercultural conflict?
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does Kim mean when she writes of "cognitive complexity"?
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happens when "strangers" arrive with unrealistic expectations regarding the host culture?
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differences are there between individualistic and collectivist conflict?
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do some "individual strangers" adapt faster than others?
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