Provides an overview of theory and research in intercultural communication. This book looks at Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication. Front Cover. William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. McGraw- Hill. Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication. Front Cover. William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. McGraw-Hill, Gudykunst, William B. Communicating with strangers: an approach to intercultural communication I William B. Gudykunst, Young Yun Kim. – 3d ed. p. em.

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We are also uncertain of how to explain the stranger’s behavior. Tell us about your work. It had very modern, practical examples of communication. Communication with strangers involves relatively greater degrees of uncertainty, due to the difficulty in predicting a stranger’s responses.


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In contrast, when we communicate with strangers we are more aware strngers the range of their possible responses, and of the uncertainty of our predictions. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Such stereotypes may be inaccurate, or may not apply to the present individual. This includes data about the other’s group membership, or the groups to which they seek to belong. Cam rated it really liked it Sep 23, Paperbackpages.

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Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication by William B. Gudykunst

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Chaidarlacigau rated it really liked it Sep 08, That is, we are especially likely to interpret a stranger’s behavior in light of our stereotypes about strangera “those kind of people” are like. Motivation to reduce this uncertainty communicatingg more acute when we expect to have further interactions with the stranger, or when they are a potential source of benefit.

This book looks at the basic processes of intercultural communication and ties those processes to the practical task of creating understanding between people of different cultures, backgrounds, and communication patterns.