Specific Differences between Cultural Patterns

The different cultural pattern is a major direct factor to “Culture Shock”. The so-called cultural patterns are the conditions which help people perceive the world and solve the problems. It is our way of living in the world, including knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs, the capacity and habits people obtain from the society. It is a combination of state coordinated by a series of related cultural characteristics. When a person faces a new culture, there is a conflict between the new cultural pattern and the original one as he takes his own culture as the standards to understand and evaluate all the existing phenomenon and behavior. As a result, it leads to psychological discomfort. Finally, “Culture Shock” will naturally appears.


Infos taken from: (http://noblackday.hubpages.com/hub/Cultural-Patterns)