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Acculturation

immigrant learning and adopting the norms and values of the new host's culture

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Anomia

actual or perceived social isolation that is associated with anxiety/uncertainty

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Assimilation

immigrants giving up their original culture identity and moving into full participation of the new culture

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avoidance behavior

aversion to being with someone from another culture

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Belief system

the cognitive structure of attitudes, beliefs, values, and world view as they collectively influence one's speech and actions

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biculturalism *

ability to function in 2 cultures

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Cognitive complexity

communication theory indicating a cultures emphasis on a group of people and collectives as an organizing principle to explain cultural behavior

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Collectivism

theory indicating a cultures emphasis on group and whole rather than individual to explain cultural behavior

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Communication apprehension

uncertainty about communication, resulting in, shyness, anxiety, nervousness with speaking to someone, group, public

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Communication Ritual

a set form of basic systematic interactions that take place on a regular basis

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Complexity

when innovations are perceived to be too difficult to understand or use, they are said to have high complexity. Results in lower adoption rates in a culture

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Coping behavior

when people exhibit actions and attitudes demonstrating their willingness to communicate effectively or adapt to the situation

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cosmopolitanism

degree of one's orientation outside of one's culture, as in how much a person might seek information from others outside their own culture

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cross-cultural communication

comparison of cultural phenomena on different cultures

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cultural change

often refers to the rate of adaptability or stability of the entire culture

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cultural elements

factors that make up cultural systems; the specif factors within a cultural system that are parts making the entire culture

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cultural history

the background, including origins, territory and variations and changes over time

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Cultural identity

sense of a person as part of a group or culture that usually implies a variable sense of worth

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Cultural pluralism

multiculturalism; many subcultures existing together in a larger culture

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Cultural stress

the amount of tension and conflict experienced in a culture when unusual amounts of changes occur

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Cultural theories

Explanations of culture including elements and interrelationships of elements to describe cultural systems

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Cultural variability

when the differences are encountered between people from diverse cultures, variability is present

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Culture shock*

the stress associated with adapting to a new culture

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Dialect

regional and ethnic variation of language

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Diaspora

massivee mirgration caused by war or famine that results in dispersal of the unified group

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Dissonance

Conflict between 2 cognitive eleements within a person

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Dogatism

degree of ridgity, lack of openess in communication because of rigid boundaries

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Dual-culture marriage

intercultural marriage, marriage between people from diverse cultural backgrounds

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Emic

knowledge leardned from the inside; norms of culture known by its members

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Empathy

the behavior demonstrating understadning openess and engaement with a person or group from a culture different than ones own