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Cultural Differences, Attitudes and Perceptions

How might attitudes or perceptions influence interaction with individuals who are culturally different?

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There are three theories, which attempt to explain why our actions affect our attitudes. The self-presentation theory maintains that people want to present well, so they will adapt attitudes to reflect favorably in a given situation. The dissonance theory maintains that we experience cognitive dissonance when we act contrary to our attitudes, so we will justify our behavior. The self-perception theory maintains that when our ...

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This solutions discusses how a person's perceptions and attitudes can influence interaction with those of different cultures.