Ch 5: The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications

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This chapter helps you quickly study the impact of cultural conflict on communication at any time that's convenient. These short lessons and quizzes are great resources for test preparation, homework help, tutoring, grade improvement, textbook supplementation and independent learning.

The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this engaging communication chapter to see how cultural conflict can affect communication styles of different countries and cultures. As you work through the chapter's lessons, you'll analyze the communication styles of several types of cultures, as well as a variety of cultural conflict responses. To make sure you fully understand the topics you study, we encourage to to take the chapter's self-assessment quizzes. You can reach out to our instructors if you have any questions, and you'll be able to access the chapter resources whenever you have free time to study. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize how different cultures handle conflict responses
  • Compare the communication styles of individualistic, collectivist, masculine, feminine, monochronic and polychronic cultures
  • Explain the differences in communication between cultures that have high and low tolerances for ambiguity
  • Describe the qualities of intercultural communication in post-conflict nations

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications
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Cultural Differences in Conflict Responses

1. Cultural Differences in Conflict Responses

If you've ever had a disagreement with someone, you know how much of a challenge it can be to resolve it. But what if you had completely different cultural practices? This lesson shows some of those differences.

Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Cultures: Differences & Communication Styles

2. Individualistic vs. Collectivistic Cultures: Differences & Communication Styles

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between an individualistic and collectivistic culture and how it affects communication styles and message delivery.

Masculine vs. Feminine Cultures: Distinctions & Communication Styles

3. Masculine vs. Feminine Cultures: Distinctions & Communication Styles

A presenter should understand both masculine and feminine cultural characteristics. In this lesson, you will learn the difference between the two cultures and how to use that knowledge to create a message that will be received successfully.

Comparing Communication in Cultures with High & Low Tolerance for Ambiguity

4. Comparing Communication in Cultures with High & Low Tolerance for Ambiguity

If you're reading this because not knowing what this lesson is about makes you nervous, you have different ambiguity tolerance than someone who is not worried. Explore the links between culture, communication, and uncertainty, then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Monochronic vs. Polychronic Cultures: Definitions & Communication Styles

5. Monochronic vs. Polychronic Cultures: Definitions & Communication Styles

This lesson covers the difference between monochronic and polychronic cultures. It explains how communication styles are affected by how individuals interpret time.

Intercultural Communication in Post-Conflict Countries

6. Intercultural Communication in Post-Conflict Countries

In war-torn areas of the world, there is often a conflict between cultures. This lesson reviews best practices for good intercultural communication in post-conflict countries.

Chapter Practice Exam
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