Beauchamp/Baran, Introduction to Human Communication 2e Student Resources

Putting people into categories that we believe describe them

Idea that our identities are the product of negotiating our self-identification with others' self-identification.

A negative attitude toward a group that a person does not have much interaction with.

The extent to which members of a culture feel threatened by ambiguous or unknown situations.

Actions taken to exclude a certain group.

How people in a given culture deal with matters of status and hierarchy.

Apply characteristics to groups of people which could be an over simplification.

Gauges for determining right from wrong. Sometimes referred to as behavioral guidelines.

Interaction between people whose cultural perceptions and symbol systems differ enough to influence the communication event.

Belief that your culture is the best and superior to others.