De Atkine Middle East Quarterly December 1999

Second are "behavior constraints." Each culture has its own rules aboutproper behavior which affect verbal and nonverbal communication. Whether one looks theother person in the eye-or not; whether one says what one means overtly or talks aroundthe issue; how close the people stand to each other when they are talking--all of theseand many more are rules of politeness which differ from culture to culture.

How The West Was Won | Slate Star Codex

The successor to OTPIC is a course called . The new curriculum is built around one of our major projects, , and offers a much more extensive and informative set of learning materials than that available through OTPIC.


Culture in the Classroom | Teaching Tolerance

How to be a fan of problematic things – Social Justice …

Stella Ting-Toomey describes three ways in which culture interferes with effectivecross-cultural understanding. First is what she calls "cognitive constraints."These are the frames of reference or world views that provide a backdrop that all newinformation is compared to or inserted into.