Social comparison theory maintains that people think about themselves compared with similar others. Those in one culture, then, compare themselves with different others and standards than do those in another culture, thus potentially confounding cross-cultural comparisons.
Knowing the region of Latin America is a task that requires research in the geographical physical environment, the social structure of the region and its respective countries, the beliefs systems that inspire it, the economy that supports it, and the governing political structures leading it. However, understanding the "cosmic race" (Zelms, p. 3) is a formidable task demanding total emersion with its people, its partnerships, its platforms, and its power as an evolving and transforming race.
This Culture, Regional Expertise and Language (CREL) focused issue of the Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin contains contributions from CREL stakeholders who are engaged in today’s “heavylifting” and setting the conditions for a globally responsive and regionally engaged Army.
As cross-cultural interactions become more commonplace and of shorter durations, understanding the abilities that enable some sojourners to function competently in unfamiliar cultural contexts is increasingly important. The present investigation took a cognitive science approach to the problem of cross-cultural competence, examining metacognitive strategies for dealing with puzzling interactions.
Language, Culture Shock, Cultural Intelligence, Cross-Cultural Competence (3C)
Russia, Egypt, Ukraine
The title of this issue is Global Solutions. The articles featured inside in one way or another consider solutions to ongoing global problems or provide knowledge and/or skills to those organizations and their personnel as they go about supporting missions and operations to help resolve conflict and other crises and disasters.
This card is designed to help you understand the negotiation process and is divided to reflect the three negotiation phases. The card contains links to tools to assist you in negotiating more effectively such as the Negotiation Style Assessment and the Negotiation Planning Sheet.
Cross-Cultural Competence (3C), Army, Air Force, Marine Corps
This document was produced through an ad hoc collaboration among scientists from three Military Services (U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps) to summarize and highlight 3C research focused on, or relevant to, the military.
There is emerging agreement within the military services that culture is an important factor in irregular warfare and stability, support, transition, and reconstruction operations. Sociocultural factors affect every level of engagement in irregular warfare, from the interpersonal interactions while negotiating with local leaders, military advisers training their counterparts, to group and societal engagements during strategic communication and influence operations.