Study Guide for the Final Exam


What is “ethics?”

According to the book, what are the general ethical approaches and what are the difficulties associated with each?

What is colonial ethnocentrism?

What are the guidelines or questions to ask when using the meta-ethical approach?

What are the stages of ethnocentrism?

What are the ethical standards developed in class and what are their limitations?

What are means by rights, duties, traditions and stories, fairness, and justice?

What are the elements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

What are some examples of ethical challenges faced by intercultural communicators today?

What are the functions of nonverbal cues?

What are the categories of nonverbal cues and how do they operate in intercultural communication?

What influences to monochromic and polychromic time tendencies have in intercultural communication?

What is cultural ethnocentrism and why is it generally bad?

What are stereotypes?

What are intergroup attributions and fundamental attribution error?

What are the biases that typically occur during intergroup encounters?

What is prejudice and what are the four explanations for it?

What are the four communication functions of prejudice?

What are discrimination and racism what are their forms?

What are ways to reduce prejudice and racism?

How does ethnocentrism affect our language?

What are the different cultural-ethnic membership approaches to intimacy, expectations of love, and expectations of autonomy-connectedness?

What factors facilitate relationship attraction?

What are interracial couples’ four stages of “racial” awareness and awakening?

What coping strategies may be used to help counter racism and prejudice?

How may one raise secure bicultural children?

According to the book, what are the ways that culture-based conflict lenses affect intercultural conflict?

What are the basic intercultural conflict goal issues?

What are the elements of the five-style conflict grid?

As developed in class, what can you do to deal with intercultural conflict?

How does face-negotiation theory helps explain how individualism-collectivism value patterns influence the use of diverse conflict styles in different cultural situations?

What are the differences in communication behavior among members of different ethnic and cultural groups who practice their conflict styles and facework activities?

What does social penetrat89on theory reveal about the role of self-disclosure and the circumstances under which one will remain in a relationship?