4623 words - 18 pagesCultureShock
1 Definition of CultureCulture as the most complex terms has countless different definitions
ranging from complicated phrases to the simple statement describing
culture as "the way we do things around here". The widely used
definition of culture is that of Meads (1951), "A body of learned
behaviour, a collection of beliefs, habits and traditions, shared by a
group of people and successively learned by people who enter the
society"(Joynt and Warner, 1996, P. 33). Hofstede(1980) created the
very illustrative definition of culture as "the collective programming
of the mind which distinguishes the members of one group or categoryVIEW DOCUMENT
592 words - 2 pagesA SHOCKED CULTUREWhen speaking of the term "cultureshock" immediately I identify with being in a foreign country for the first time. This is true but it is not the only exception of cultureshock, many encounters can lead to cultureshock. For example: starting a new job, moving to a new city, even moving to a new house. According to Kalervo Oberg, who is credited for finding the term "cultureshock", there are four stages of this phenomenon. To assist me with describe the four stages I will use the VIEW DOCUMENT
3443 words - 14 pages"Preparing for a two year overseas assignment in Lagos, Nigeria, a U.S. business person during the 1970's submitted to no fewer than 27 shots as a protective measure against everything from yellow fever to hepatitis. Although he managed to avoid any dreaded tropical disease during his assignment, he contracted one malady for which there was no vaccination. The disease was cultureshock". (Ferraro, 1998, 130)"Critically analyse why a manager working abroad might experience cultureshock and what can be done to manage or alleviate it".From 1945 onwards, international business operations have become reality for a multitude of corporations. A profuse number of these companiesVIEW DOCUMENT
2175 words - 9 pagesWarning: Ready for a CultureShock
What really is a cultureshock? According to Webster’s II 1994 Dictionary, Culture is a particular form of civilization, esp. the beliefs, customs, arts, and institutions of society at a given tome. In this essay I have to admit I will not be discussing how the world is going to be hit by some huge cultureshock, but how Culture and Identity relate to situations in my life. For those that know me, know that I was a child exposed to many things while growing up. I moved to many different cities throughout my life and embraced all that I saw around me. These movements brought me to learn and understand cultures besides my own. The way I was raisedVIEW DOCUMENT
934 words - 4 pagesEsmeralda JimenezBlock 28/9/03"Big Bob's Place"It is five years later and I can still remember my first, and last, visit to Big Bob's Place. Stopping in to see if anyone could tell us where to locate the turn we had missed, my mom and I, saw the most disgusting place we had ever seen. I could tell my mother was in total disbelief because of her red face and the loud gagging sound coming from her sunburned neck. She was about to throw-up the grease drenched fries and hamburger we had eaten earlier all over the beat- up chairs that couldn't withstand the weight of a feather. Big Bob owns and runs that restaurant in the middle of the town of VIEW DOCUMENT
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In this paper, I am trying to discuss the cultureshock that people who study abroad face, or when they go to different cities. Cultureshock refers to ‘‘the difficulties that you experience as you integrate into a new society’’ UCI Study Abroad Center. (n.d.). In my class I learned that there are many differences between cultures. These differences can be the reasons why people have a cultureshock. For example, I had a cultureshock first when I came to the U.S for study. My cultureshock was because the relationship between men and women which is really different with my country. In Saudi Arabia the men cannot have a close relationship with women, which is okay here in theVIEW DOCUMENT
3669 words - 15 pagesCultureShock1 Definition of CultureCulture as the most complex terms has countless different definitions ranging from complicated phrases to the simple statement describing culture as "the way we do things around here". The widely used definition of culture is that of Meads (1951), "A body of learned behaviour, a collection of beliefs, habits and traditions, shared by a group of people and successively learned by people who enter the society"(Joynt and Warner, 1996, P. 33). Hofstede(1980) created the very illustrative definition of culture as "the collective programming of the mind whichVIEW DOCUMENT
1202 words - 5 pagesCulture in ancient times was defined as “the sum total of the equipment of the human individual, which enables him to be attuned to his immediate environment on the historical past on the other”. It reflects in effect what humans have added to Nature. It comprises the spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society and includes, in addition to the arts and letters, the value systems, traditions, modes of life and beliefs of the society. It also absorbs from other cultures and undergoes changes with time, sometimes beneficial, sometimes regressive. (Barlas, 15). Cultureshock is a severe psychological reaction that results from adjusting to the realities of aVIEW DOCUMENT
1699 words - 7 pagesCulture in simplicity is a body of learned behavior, a collection of beliefs, habits and traditions, shared by a group of people and successively learned by people who enter the society. Furthermore, culture is learned, not inherited. If this is correct, then it can be assumed that it is not impossible to learn new cultural traits and to unlearn old ones. Therefore, it must be feasible to integrate cultural differences. Cultural adaptation would involve many essentials as, language; verbal and non-verbal, economics, religion, politics, social institutions, values, attitudes, manners, customs, material items, aesthetics and education.Cultureshock is primarily a set of emotionalVIEW DOCUMENT
1864 words - 7 pagesA sudden change in one’s surroundings can result in cultureshock. Cultureshock refers to the anxiety and surprise a person feels when he or she is discontented with an unfamiliar setting. The majority of practices or customs are different from what a person is used to. One may experience withdrawal, homesickness, or a desire for old friends. For example, when a person goes to live in a different place with unfamiliar surroundings, they may experience cultureshock. Sometimes it is the result of losing their identity. In the article “The Phases of CultureShock”, Pamela J. Brink and Judith Saunders describe four phases of cultureshock. They are: Honeymoon Phase, DisenchantmentVIEW DOCUMENT
874 words - 3 pages she didn't have growing up. This documentary delivers a very non cliché ending no one expects. "Daughter from Danang" takes you through to a powerful, culturally shocking ending.Mai Thi Heip goes through her first cultureshock at the age of seven. She is brought to a more than confusing world where she is told to forget her past and who she is, when in life that's really all that matters, and all that is really known especially at such a young age. Fully Americanized Heidi finds herself getting ready to go to Vietnam to reunite with her mother, and to unexpectedly be hit full force with cultural shock once again.Many people have never even heard ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1630 words - 7 pagesDealing with CultureShock in American Expatriate Community
The American expatriate community is the population of all Americans that are temporarily or permanently living outside the borders of the United States. These overseas-Americans, numbering over 6.32 million strong (Association for American Residents Overseas), confront many issues when they leave their homeland and transition to a new life in a foreign country. These issues can include dealing with the local language or trying to unravel the esoteric tax laws overseas workers must follow.
One of the major issues that American expatriates (or “expats”) confront is the issue of cultureshock (Top Eight). Cultureshock, inVIEW DOCUMENT
953 words - 4 pages ethnocentric because people will always find some aspect of another culture that they don’t like. However, as cultural anthropologists, it is something they should constantly be aware of, so that when we are tempted to make value judgments about another way of life.
I can imagine in my mind the details of Elizabeth Fernea and Bob’s house as I read. I imagine that if I was Elizabeth Fernea then I will not accept the conditions. As Elizabeth Fernea first saw their house she experience cultureshock. Cultureshock means in the textbook “Cultures of the United State”, “the change or adjustment period of becoming socialized into a new culture with its own life ways” (9). Moving to a new placeVIEW DOCUMENT
604 words - 2 pagesculture, she later states that the Nacirema is "a magic -ridden culture". Cultureshock is generated in piece of writing when she observed the Nacirema culture, she believes that the Nacirema culture is a strange culture. She concludes her writing by saying "It is hard to understand how these people have exited so long under the burdens of their beliefs".VIEW DOCUMENT
1412 words - 6 pagesAlthough periodically unpleasant, unsettling and possibly detrimental to anthropological
research due not only to self-alienation but to confused hostility from the host population, cultureshock can be an invaluable tool to a fieldworker. It forces one to overcome the cultural divides
between peoples, especially that of language; and, instead of withdrawing, it eventually forces
one to engage deeply and personally in cultural practices and, therefore, learn through direct
participation, even if reluctantly, rather than indirect observation. Learning through one's
mistakes, a hallmark of the latter stages of cultureshock, helps to highlight salient cultural
differences between theVIEW DOCUMENT
2097 words - 8 pages years during high school in Pennsylvania. Growing up in various locations proved to be difficult for Johanna. She had to assimilate to many new cultures while attempting to create and maintain an identity. As a self-proclaimed “sojourner,” it was interesting to speak with Johanna about how she negotiates her identity through an intercultural communication lens.
“Cultureshock is the psychological and emotional reaction people experience when they encounter a culture that is very different from their own (Furnham & Bochner, 1986)” (Oetzel, 2009, p. 126). Although we all experience cultureshock differently, researchers have compiled six different stages, which describe whatVIEW DOCUMENT
1722 words - 7 pages"Kids today have no moral values or sense of culture!" - a very common grievance of parents today whose parents -in their time- lamented about their lack of ethics and whose parents in turn complained of their unfavorable attitudes, whose parents again worried about the decline in tradition. This cycle of change in culture dates back even to times when what we now call 'our culture' and 'our ethics' were not even formed. It is evident that man has constantly felt the breath of changing values and cultural shock breathing down his neck, following him relentlessly over ages and posing him the same apparent danger that we claim to face today. Many have felt it, seen it, hated it and fearedVIEW DOCUMENT
1030 words - 4 pages own unique way of conducting business (traditions, viewpoints, philosophies, etc.) (Kotter, 2002).
• Video 2 showed Ranjini Manian, CEO of Global Adjustments talk about cultureshock especially in the case of expatriates transplanted to a new geographic location foreign and different from the social and corporate culture one is used to in his home country affecting personal and professional life. She talks about preparing for the 'shock' for by doing so one can overcome it.
• Video 3 showed a clip from the comedy movie 'Outsourced' where the 'transplanted American' explains 'American Kitsch' - in this particular scene, that of burgers and the branding of cows and their meats, to aVIEW DOCUMENT
1405 words - 6 pagesCultureshock is one of the most grueling experience an individual has to go through when moving to a new location. In this week´s journal I will talk about my experience with culture shocks, how I overcame them and compare my journey with the model of the Expatriate Adjustment.
I had to endure this feeling multiple times before coming to London and to Hult. As we moved a lot as a family, I had to get comfortable with new surroundings very often. Every time I encountered a new environment, mixed feelings came up. Someone could call these experiences “mini culture shocks”, as they were not caused because of a change in culture. The differences were only of subcultural nature, since we movedVIEW DOCUMENT
1542 words - 6 pages Kingdom that are: homesickness, cultureshock and language.
‘’There are clearly challenges for international students studying at higher education institutions in the UK’’ ( Bamford, 2008 ).It is quite normal that international students in their first year might find studying abroad uncomfortable as the familiar surroundings and faces are being replaced by new faces, culture, activities and scenery. Therefore, here homesickness often takes place, it is defined as a feeling of distress and anxious that affects sleep, concentration and health, it occurs when a student is being separated from home, even though is not a sign of weakness despite the real name. When a person is born he/she makes aVIEW DOCUMENT
1437 words - 6 pages am also quickly going to discuss cultureshock and re entry shock because these are a couple important concepts that a sociologist would need to know to understand what happens when a person is removed from the culture that they grew up in or that they are use to and are forced into a new culture. When this happens and the person is introduced to a new culture it can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. You are taking someone who has only ever been use to one way of life and throwing them into a new way. It takes time for someone to adjust to this and at other times they just can’t adjust. Re Entry shock if when someone has been away from their home culture and has learned a new oneVIEW DOCUMENT
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The Waste Land, written by T.S. Eliot, is poem portraying the lack and/or the corruption of culture in England during the post WWI period. Eliot uses a form of symbolism, in which he uses small pieces from popular literary works, to deliver his message. He begins by saying that culture during the post WWI period is a “barren wasteland.” Eliot goes on to support this claim by saying that people in England are in a sort of shock from the violence of World War I. Eliot believes that the lack of culture open doors for immorality to grow among the populace.
Eliot’s use of symbolism can be very disorienting. It has been proposed that this choppy medley is actually furthering his point byVIEW DOCUMENT
1169 words - 5 pagesIn the last few years, studying abroad has become an increasingly popular choice for higher education among international students (Accessibility Navigation, 2014). An average of 10% of students in universities all across the UK are international students from countries all over the world. (Accessibility Navigation, 2014). Although the experience is different for each individual student, there are many common problems that international students face. Those problems include: cultureshock to varying degrees coupled with emotional issues(Bailey, 2005), Language barriers along with other communication problems (Sherry et al, 2009), and academic problems due to a change in school curriculumVIEW DOCUMENT
873 words - 3 pages important to objectively analyze one’s own culture before entering a new one. Cultural intelligence is the tool that makes this possible.
The transition will not be perfect, so it is important for an individual to expect cultureshock, which occurs when an individual is forced to accept that the familiar social interactions of his original culture are not present. (217 Livermore New Book).
819 words - 3 pages interpretation as the famous four words Planning, Organization, Leading and Controlling (P- O-L-C). And the focus of this essay put the accent on the multinational corporation, cultureshock experience by manager who works abroad, fair trade issues, ethical issues faced by managers in dealing with international business, the difference in managerial styles in selected countries and the managerial culture of a selected country.
Multinational Corporation is a very good step and very important relation. It’s an operation that views by the presence of several enterprises in several countries but it’s managed from and by one country. We can fine four categories of Multinational Corporation. And each isVIEW DOCUMENT
1247 words - 5 pages cultures. College provides many ways to become acquainted with new friends from various cultures. Universities open the doors to a cultural community, as well as a higher education. Overall, culture is a way of life, and student culture has and is influenced people’s walk to a better future.
"Universities use cultural bridge to lure foreign students - University World News." RSS. N.p.,
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"Reverse CultureShock." CollegeXpress: Scholarships, College Search, Lists and Rankings.
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1606 words - 6 pages that are needed to achieve their degree. That what makes a university different from others.
The different way of learning techniques that Australia University taught, language barrier that international students face; especially for those where English is not their first language, cultural differences and financial pressures, are some of the difficulty that international students are going through. It is not easy for students to adjust themselves from high school to university life, especially for international students. Cultureshock is one of the variables that a lot of international students face when it is their first time studying abroad. Furthermore, the lack of cultural knowledgeVIEW DOCUMENT
742 words - 3 pages common problems, which are adjusting to a new environment, lack of communication, and comparing their culture with the new one.Adjusting to a new environmentTaking long time to adjust new placeHow to adapt a new placeHow to get used with a new placeThe own thoughts cause the cultureshockMisunderstanding everything in a new placeLack of communicationCommunicating people in a new placeLearning a new languageSurviving in a new placeComparing their culture with the new one.Differences between two culturesHow foreigners live in aVIEW DOCUMENT
925 words - 4 pages avoid cultural problem that they might encounter during their stay. With 98 years of experience, AFS knows that most of those cultural problems caused by miscommunication and cultural differences. Hence, the knowledge of “intercultural communication” is to be provided during the AFS orientation for every soon-to-be exchange students. For example, cultureshock is one the first challenges for every exchange student upon their arrival in another country. Delia Flanja, a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy mentions that “Cultureshock is the state of discomfort experienced by the intercultural traveler, in a more or less profound way, once he or she is placed in an unfamiliar environment” (Flanja, 2009VIEW DOCUMENT
947 words - 4 pages is called, ethnocentrism. It is when you think that your culture and values are better then everyone else's. It also is taking your values for granted. Your culture has always been there so you don't even realize that it is there. For example, American woman wear makeup to look beautiful and in other countries they may wear bones and view that as beautiful. Being immersed in a new culture and having to adapt is called cultureshock. There is a real and an ideal culture. The real culture is how the culture really is and the ideal culture is how the society views their culture. When the gap between the two grows to be too large then there is social designation.As Americans we tend to beVIEW DOCUMENT
2191 words - 9 pages whether he was the teacher or learning. This was rigged so that the participant would always be the teacher (both pieces of paper said 'teacher'). The teacher was then allowed to watch the learner being strapped into an 'electric chair' which was to be used to administer electric shocks. The learner was told that though the shocks could be extremely painful, they cause no permanent tissue damage.The teacher was then taken to an adjacent room and seated in front of a 'shock generator' consisting of thirty switches set in a horizontal line. The switches were marked, increasing from 0 to 450 colts, 15 volts at a time. Each group of four switches was also marked, from lowest voltage toVIEW DOCUMENT
1271 words - 5 pages more than half. By any measure these are remarkable achievements for the newly established democracy, and thereby ending the four-phase “shock therapy” program.
Why did Chile’s abrupt economic change work as opposed to that of Russia? The answer is based in Chile’s democratic structure, in accord with its drive to grow on a microeconomic scale. That is, the organizational, administrative, and political skills of the latter governments and their ability to create efficient, coherent coalitions allowed them to combine a free market policy with equitable development. There is no doubt that the government’s ability to develop and strengthen itself by developing an underlying political cultureVIEW DOCUMENT
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Lebanon is the most free and liberal country in the Arab world, a combination of the western culture and Arab culture gives it a unique culture spectrum, the country is more tolerant with the regard to relations between men and women and also homosexuality , however the country has not yet grasped the idea of sexuality Preparing children for the transition to adulthood has always been a challenge, parents play a vital role in shaping youth knowledge about sex and sexuality, public schools in Lebanon provide inadequate information, leaving the youth vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancy and sexual abuse, thereby allowing children learning through their own way andVIEW DOCUMENT
546 words - 2 pages shocking for me, as if going through adolescence wasn't hard enough, now I was coming into a completely new environment, living behind everything and everyone I knew.The cultural shock was enormous; for starters, I didn't speak the language and even today I'm still struggling to increase my vocabulary and improve my pronunciation. It was very frustrating trying to express my self and not being able to, I wanted to talk and get to know people but I just wasn't able to. The lifestyle was so much different, I used to live in the city and coming into a small town was very different. In school I didn't know anybodyVIEW DOCUMENT
1714 words - 7 pages efficient to the new environment than people who are more self-centered and would like to have everybody do things in the same way. When the more self-centered people get into a new culture, the unawareness of the local culture and high-anticipation cause a big shock which in turn make the comfort level decreases. Those people have hard time to adjust to the new culture. However, people with realistic anticipation are fully aware of the culture difference would adjusted faster.
It is also pointed out by Cross-Cultural Coping model that the more self-centered people would like to impose their culture to people from other countries and force people to do things in their way. They wouldVIEW DOCUMENT
935 words - 4 pages://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Japan" title="Culture of Japan">Japanese culture will be compared and contrasted to the US culture in order to manifest its uniqueness and distinction. Learning such culture may provide information and less cultureshock as one intends to travel or migrate abroad.Generally, it can be said that Japan and USA are similar in some ways. This includes both countries as developed and industrialized countries. In the west, USA is considered as the leading country that greatly influences the rest of the countries in terms of economy, fashion, and movies. In the east, Japan, creates a great impact in the world's economy as well through the manufacture ofVIEW DOCUMENT
959 words - 4 pages) also suggested that there is a certain period within acculturation for learners to master the second language and that is the Optical Period (Brown, 1980). Cultural adjustment or acculturation come about in four stages based on sociological researches: the honeymoon/euphoria stage, the cultureshock stage, the anomie stage, and the recovery stage. According to Brown (1980), optimal period is the third stage of acculturation. This is the time that the learner stands neither in his/her native culture and nor the second culture. A significant element in this stage is the anomie feeling, when the learner experiences a social distance between both cultures and him or herself. This stage is, alsoVIEW DOCUMENT
516 words - 2 pages children from cultureshock .As if they are in overseas,they have to get used with the new environment and cultures.If they cannot assimilate to the foreing cultures,it will effect their study. Not only that,the education systems also different with education systems.Their systems are more to independent learning which the lecturers expect the undergraduates to survive on their own.So,this may not be so helpful to students who are used to being spoon fed.There are possibilities to be influenced by the western culture and lose certain local cultural values if they pursue their studies in overseas.When they are come back to Malaysia they might oppose family customs and traditions which mayVIEW DOCUMENT
1556 words - 6 pages open-minded and accommodating. For immigrants or guests in a host country, they may experience a ‘cultureshock’, which is a “psychological reaction people experience when they find themselves in a culture very different from their own” (Lewis and Slade 2000, 136). In Schumann’s Language Learning 26 from 1976, (quoted in Holliday, Hyde and Kullman 2010, 119-120), the experience of ‘cultureshock’ can cause “disorientation, stress, fear and anxiety” and the individual may “reject himself” or “the people of the host country” in an attempt to deal with it. A method to combatting both the intolerance by the host culture, as well as the ‘cultureshock’ of the guest, is that of acculturationVIEW DOCUMENT
843 words - 3 pages versus a group, etc. They have a certain way of defining what one person deems normal and not normal. One example of this is in the essay, “An Indian Father’s Plea” by Robert Lake. In the essay it talks about how Lake’s son, Windwolf, doesn’t want to participate in cultural powwows anymore due to the influence of white, public schooling and kids and the congressional belief of Windwolf’s culture being “weird”. A second example of a cultural shock that changes the way you see the world is the introduction of queers, undecideds, intersexes, lesbians, transgenders, bisexuals, asexuals, gays, and straights (QUILTBAGS) in public schools. Not many people have come face to face with thisVIEW DOCUMENT
1368 words - 5 pages one’s efforts to reduce a fear of the unknown, cultureshock may develop if one is unable to acquire proper intercultural communication techniques. Mrs. Moore seemingly develops culture fatigue after a terrifying trampling in the Marbar Caves, however, her discomfort is due to a spiritual experience and it is instead Ms. Quested who succumbs to what Barna describes as “CultureShock” (376). After her alleged assault at the Marbar Caves, Ms. Quested’s “…senses were abnormally inert…Everything now was transferred to the surface of her body, which began to avenge itself, and feed unhealthily…No one understood her trouble, or knew why she vibrated between hard commonsense and hysteriaVIEW DOCUMENT
1022 words - 4 pages define the perplexing term of culture with varying component of distinguishable characteristics is difficult to restrict. Presenly, culture is viewed as consisting primarily of the symbolic, untouched and conception aspects of human societies.
The distinctive culture is not a man made object, tools, or other tangible cultural elements but how the members of the group interpret, use, and perceive them. It is still fresh in my memory the shock I got when I came to this country. This country has a unique superficial culture, I could not imagine. The way people treat each other, especially in conversations when they meet you, they may ask you: "How are you doing?" for thatVIEW DOCUMENT
683 words - 3 pages and down- dressing and undressing to use the pot outside. This taught Thor and Katie to adjust as well. She adjusted to the slower pace of the villagers in winter-more time for visiting and eating. The slower pace allowed for more personal interaction and interviewing.
7. How does she finally deal with cultureshock?
Barbara deals with her cultureshock by loading Sarah and Thor in the car and heading to Fyn. Barbara’s friend, Tove, suggested they go to her brother’s house in Fyn for rest, relaxation, and recuperation. Barbara and Thor had a previous week of no quality work. They both felt a week away would do them some good.
8. Why does Anderson conclude her discussion of herVIEW DOCUMENT
1118 words - 4 pagesCOMPARISON OF JAPANESE AND AMERICAN CULTURES
As Mahatma Gandhi said, “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” (Mahatma). Our culture identifies who we are and how we behave in social environments and provides us with a foundation in which to live our lives and raise our families. Each individual culture has certain customs and courtesies that are important. Exposure to the cultures of others can be intimidating and can leave a person feeling confused and unsure about how they fit in (Schaefer 60). Cultureshock can leave a person feeling out of place in an unfamiliar culture (Schaefer 60). Our diverse societies demand understanding and acceptance of other culturesVIEW DOCUMENT
1545 words - 6 pages thing, both that individual and the faculty member would face serious sanctions. Sanctions can be both positive as in praise, and negative meaning punishment; in this case both people would be punished.When I first came to GPRC I found that the students in the school shared many cultural values. Some of the most obvious values were respect for instructors, educational goals, and responsibility. All these values help us understand our surroundings and form our personalities. Being introduced to a new culture can cause some individuals to experience cultureshock, from encountering a new way of life that is unfamiliar to them. When experiencing ?cultureshock? an individual can be leftVIEW DOCUMENT
1405 words - 6 pages pleasant it would be to say yes and give in and wear a sari and be meek and accepting and see God in a cow. Other times it seems worth while to be defiant and European and - all right, be crushed by one's environment, but all the same have made some attempt to remain standing”.
The key here would be to keep an open mind but in the end remain true to yourself and who you are, because if you indeed try to be something your not then you might become lost and in the end you wouldn't know which foot to stand on and be crushed by whatever environment you find yourselves in. If we'd have to relate this to “what's up with culture”, we have to look at the term cultural shock, which is defined inVIEW DOCUMENT
848 words - 3 pagesAmerican Directness and the Japanese
American and Japanese ways of speaking are so different that they often cause cultureshock to both Americans and Japanese who visit each other's country. Most Japanese who come to the United States are at first shocked and have a problem with the American direct way of speaking.
Cultureshock occurs because most Japanese cannot easily escape from the formula "politeness= indirectness." Compared to the American way of speaking, Japanese speak much more indirectly. Directness is considered a form of impoliteness in Japan. Therefore, when we want to be polite, we speak and act very indirectly. For example, we seldom say, "I'll go to a bathroomVIEW DOCUMENT
1625 words - 7 pagesTransitioning from academic nursing student to Registered Nurse/New Graduate Nurse (NGN) within the healthcare environment is a challenging task for many NGNs. They may encounter a number of challenges, such as the following: transition shock, professional isolation, lack of clinical experience, stress, lack of a support network and cultural incompetence. At the end, this essay will discuss the rationale for developing my two most important goals for the next twelve months.
I presume the role transition from academic nursing student to Graduate Nurse will be challenging and rewarding. In their findings, the researchers Doody, Tuohy & Deasy (2012) stated that for a successful transitionVIEW DOCUMENT
936 words - 4 pagesPersonal Narrative Sociological Concepts in My Trip to Europe
My trip to Europe was an eye opening experience. It awakened my senses to so many different aspects of life I had not already been introduced to. It was almost like watching a movie, from the minute I stepped of the plane everything was different. When I think about the trip and what experiences I had many sociological concepts come to mind, such as cultureshock, ethnocentrism, culture, social locators, cultural transmission, norms, language, and subculture. It seems being placed directly in the middle of something that is so different made it easier to pick out the different concepts.
When I first got off the plane IVIEW DOCUMENT
846 words - 3 pages culturally adapting. Mere exposure to gestures will not meet the standards for a concrete understanding, as seen in the Jungheim’s research study involving Japanese English learners. (Gullenburg, 2006) Those propelled into a foreign culture must be rational in terms of the extent of time it'll take to learn and properly use gestures. Although knowledge of the language is also essential in discerning nonverbal communication, nonverbal communication acts as a recall during the re-entry stage in cultural shock. (Smithson, Nicoladis, Marentett, 2011)
Realistically, most individuals will not be fully equipped with the knowledge and understanding of gestures when entering into a new culture. With thisVIEW DOCUMENT