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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication course
- Communication as a Process
- Understanding Culture
- The Influence of Culture on Communication
- Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
- Ethnocentricity, Prejudice & Stereotypes
- Sexism, Gender Roles & Communication
- Intercultural Communication in the Workplace
- Culture & Communication at School
- Culture & Communication in Healthcare
- Developing Competence in Intercultural Communication