Tuesday, August 28, 2012

InterculturalCom: What are the Hazards & Benefits of Studying ICC? (U1-P5) fa12

Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communication (with InfoTrac)

  • Oversimplification
    • Ignore exceptions and subtleties
  • Overgeneralizations
    • Assume all people that share a culture are the same
  • Exaggeration
    • Overstate differences between groups of people

Benefits -- Knowledge
  • Personal Empowerment
  • Freedom from Ignorance
  • Productive Relationships

What have been the hazards and benefits for you?

Source: Among Cultures: The Challenge of Communication by Brad Hall
(Note: Dr. Brad Hall was an intercultural communication prof of mine while I worked on my Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico.)

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