5 Intercultural Relations
Culture Intercultural Communication Cultural Differences Training Parallel Processes in Intergroup Types of Training and Intercultural Relations Culture-General Versus Stereotyping Culture-Specific Training Attributional Biases Training in Similarities Versus Ethnocentrism Training in Differences Intergroup Anxiety Lessons for Intergroup Culture Shock Interaction Summary
In England, Americans are often perceived as being loud and insincere. In the United States, Americans often find the British to be passive and cold. Americans characterize themselves as being outgoing and friendly, while the British characterize themselves as being reserved and polite.
Islamic nations believe that segregating the sexes protects women and honors the special roles they perceive that women play in life. Many individuals from non-Islamic nations believe that women under Islam are powerless and devalued.
European tourists to Japan, experiencing the pushing and shoving that can accompany boarding public transportation, sometimes complain that the Japanese are rude. The Japanese, however, feel they uphold basic principles of respect and honor for others much more than Europeans.