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The Influence of Culture on Communication - Chapter Summary
This chapter discusses the ways that interpersonal, family and intercultural communication can be influenced by cultural factors. Our expert instructors use a simplified and engaging teaching style to show you the foundations of Kaplan's thought patterns, as well as communication topics related to culture, gender and technology. When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to make sure you fully understand the material. The chapter is accessible on any Internet-connected device, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have about the material. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Explain how interpersonal communication is shaped by culture
- Assess the cultural, gender and technological influences on family communication
- Describe Kaplan's thought patterns and their impact on intercultural communication
1. Culture's Impact on Interpersonal Communication
In this lesson, explore different cultural styles of communication and discover what it means to study communication through culture. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
2. Influences on Family Communication: Culture, Gender & Technology
We communicate with all sorts of people, so what makes families any different? In this lesson, we are going to look a bit closer at communication within the family and discover what sort of influences play into how, when, and why we even try.
3. Kaplan's Thought Patterns & Intercultural Communication
Have you had difficulty understanding your ESL language friend? Kaplan in a 1966 research study about cultural thought processes explains how language is a reflection of the way people think. This helps us understand how culture impacts intercultural communication in a globalized world.
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Other chapters within the Communications 301: Diversity and Intercultural Communication course
- Communication as a Process
- Understanding Culture
- Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication
- The Impact of Cultural Conflict on Communications
- 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
- Required Assignments for Communications 301