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Elements of Intercultural Communication
Lesson 5 Short Answer
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Physical Appearance Discussion
Please complete the Physical Appearance Worksheet before answering the questions below.
- What characteristics of the people in the photos did you notice first? Were they the same or different for different pairs of photos? Did those characteristics affect your judgments? Why or why not?
- Think about the beliefs, values, and attitudes that are part of our social and cultural identity. What are they? Where did they come from? Identify and discuss three (3) specific patterns in your answer to Question 1 that reflect these beliefs, values, and attitudes.
- Identify three (3) key concepts, principles, and/or theories (e.g., downward comparison) from the material for Lesson 5 or any prior lessons as it relates to prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes that you believe can be applied to your analysis of the pictures. Explain.
Write an essay (4-5 well-developed paragraphs) on the above questions. In addition to integrating material from the course, you may include examples from your own life experience to make your points (and to demonstrate that you have done the readings). You may also consult external sources for support, though it is not necessary to do so.