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The Role of Culture and Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication

You began preparing for this assignment in Week One by reviewing the required elements and reflecting on the Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 content. There are three steps to completing this written assignment. Each step should be a separate, identifiable section of your paper. Start with an introductory paragraph that describes what you will be covering in your paper and end with a concluding paragraph that summarizes the information you have provided. Use the Week 2 Assignment template as a guide for formatting. Use Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the textbook and other relevant resources.

First step:

Describe the impact of culture on communication.
Identify strategies you can use to demonstrate cultural sensitivity when working in human services settings. Be sure to use examples to help make your points.

Second step:

Assess your own other-orientation, as described in the textbook, as one measure of self-awareness.
Identify personal communication strengths and growth.
Describe your strengths with regard to this perspective.
Identify areas in which you would like to improve.
Discuss how having a strong other-orientation might be helpful for interpersonal communication in human services.

Third step:

Refer to Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the textbook and other relevant resources.
Explain how both culture and self-awareness may be critical in interpersonal communication in human services.
Identify two to three examples of effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques that can be used to demonstrate self-awareness and culture in human service settings.

Your Final Paper:

Must be five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:

Title of paper
Student’s name
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Date submitted

Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Review the grading rubric and remember that 30% of your grade is based on your application of course material content and subject knowledge in Discussions, 40% is based on your ability to think critically and present original ideas in Assignments, and 30% is based on your ability to demonstrate your application of the core concepts of communication and apply them to a human services scenario in the Final Project.

 
Required Resources
Required Text
1. DeVito, J.A. (2016). The interpersonal communication book (14th ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu

Chapter 4: Verbal Messages (pp. 81-108) 
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Messages (pp. 109-146)

Article
1. Matsumoto, D., & Hwang, H. C. (2016). The cultural bases of nonverbal communication. In APA handbook of nonverbal communication. (pp. 77–101). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.1037/14669-004

The full-text version of this article is available through Ashford University’s Proquest database This article provides information about nonverbal communication that will assist you in your assignment and discussions this week.

Multimedia
1. Quarry, P. & Ash, E. (Writers & Producers). (1998). People skills: Communicating without words.

This video can be accessed through the Films On Demand database in the Ashford University Library.
This video presents ways in which people communicate without words and will be used as part of the second discussion forum.

2. Understanding Body Language [Video file]. (2001). Retrieved June 28, 2019, from https://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=100753&xtid=49912

Body language can tell us about feelings, motivations, and attitudes. This video teaches viewers that understanding body language can help improve their communication. Topics covered in this program include being aware of your own body language; learning to read others’ body language; body language for presentations; and body language for selling, conflict, and becoming more expressive. Viewable/printable educational materials are available online. (14 minutes)
The full-length version of this video is available through Ashford University Library’s Films on Demand database.  This video provides information about body language that will assist you in your assignment and discussions this week.

Web Page

1. Bernstein, R. (2017, March 28). 7 cultural differences in nonverbal communication (Links to an external site.). Retrieved from https://online.pointpark.edu/business/cultural-differences-in-nonverbal-communication/

This web page provides information about the use of nonverbal communication that will assist you in your assignment and discussions this week.Running head: WEEK TWO PAPER 1
TITLE OF PAPER 4

Week Two Paper
Your Name

Course Number & Title
Instructor’s Name
Month Day, Year

Week Two Paper
Start the first paragraph here. It should introduce your reader to the subject you are writing about, as well as your particular position or claim. Before you can create your first paragraph, check that you Understand Your Assignment. You can use this template to help you format your paper. For longer papers, include sub-headings or levels of heading.

Impact of Culture on Communication

Assessment of Other Orientation

Personal Strengths and Improvement

Other Orientation and Interpersonal Communication

Culture and Self-Awarenss in Interpersonal Communication

Examples of Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Techniques

Conclusion

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References
The following are commonly used references. Please fill in the required information, and if you need more help, see the Formatting Your References List page. References are listed in alphabetical order.

Ashford Textbook (Online edition): *

Author, A. (Year published). Title of book: Subtitle of book (edition, if other than the first) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from from URL

Example:
Witt, G. A., & Mossler, R. A. (2010). Adult development and life assessment [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/4

Online Journal Article (such as from the Ashford Library):**

Author, A. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume(Issue), page range. doi:# or Retrieved from journal’s homepage URL
**When including a URL for an online journal, you must search for the journal’s home page and include this in your reference entry. You may not include the URL found through your university library, as readers will not have access to this library.

Examples:

Churchill, S. D., & Mruk, C. J. (2014). Practicing what we preach in humanistic and positive psychology. American Psychologist, 69(1), 90-92. doi:10.1037/a0034868

Santovec, M. (2008). Easing the transition improves grad retention at Trinity U. Women in Higher Education, 17(10), 32. Retrieved from http://www.trinitydc.edu/education/files/2010/09/Women_in_higher_
Ed_Trinity_Transistions_10_08.pdf

Online Magazine:*

Author, A. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

Example:
Walk, V. (2013, April 29). Can this woman fix Europe? Time. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,213969.html

YouTube Video:*

Author, A. [Screen name]. (Year, Month, Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

Example:

Apsolon, M. [markapsolon]. (2011, September 9). Real ghost girl caught on video tape 14

[Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nyGCbxD848

Web Page:*

Author, A. (Year, Month, Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL

Example—Corporate web page:

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2008). Police and detectives

  
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