Dominant U.S. Cultural Patterns. Value Orientation Theory Chapter 8. What Can You Learn?. Additional categories to describe cultural patterns. Use of the categories to describe dominant U.S. cultural patterns. How U.S. cultural patterns can affect intercultural communication.
Value Orientation Theory
Intercultural Communication Competence requires understanding dominant cultural values and understanding how our own cultural values affect the way we perceive ourselves and others.
1. Verbal Control and Dominance
2. Affiliativeness and immediacy
3.Arousal or activation
1.What is a human being’s relation to nature? (man-nature orientation)
2.What is the modality of human activity? (activity orientation)
4.What is the character of innate human nature? (human-nature orientation)
5. What is the relationship of the individual to others? (relational)
1) the individual and nature relationship;
2) science and technology, and
Time Orientation (remember Chronemics?).
How do we characterize time? Time is a commodity (something useful that can be turned to advantage). What are the repercussions of this view? Activity Orientation - Are we doers or are we passive in our approach to life?
Do you live the future in the present?
-We are expected to set goals and pursue them independently.
-We have the power to control our own destiny.
-Individual responsibility for decision making
What makes these regions distinct from one another? Are there others you can add?