1. Cultural Identity
    refers to one's sense of belonging to a particular culture or ethnic group
  2. Social Identity
    the characteristics and concerns common to most members of such social groups shape the way individuals view their characteristics
  3. Personal Identity
    based on people's unique characteristics, which may differ from those of others in their cultural and social groups
  4. 3 Stages of Developing Cultural Identity
    • 1. unexamined cultural identity
    • 2. cultural identity search
    • 3. cultural identity achievement
  5. Unexamined Cultural Identity Stage
    one's cultural characteristics are taken for granted, and consequently there is little interest in exploring cultural issues
  6. Cultural Identity Search
    involves a process of exploration and questioning about one's culture in order to learn more aobut it and to understand the implications of membership in that culture
  7. Cultural Identity Achievement
    characterized by a clear, confident acceptance of oneself and an internalization of one's cultural identity
  8. Intercultural Communication
    people are interacting with at least one culturally different person
  9. Ethnocentrism
    humans tend to assume that other people with whom they interact are like themselves- people draw on their personal experiences to understand and evaluate the motivations of others
  10. Stereotyping
    information processing results in a simplification of the world, so that prior experiences are used as the basis for determining both the categories and the attributes of the events
  11. Ethnocentrism
    the notion that the beliefs, values, norms, and practices of one's own culture are superior to those of others
Card Set
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