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culture shock

n.
A condition of confusion and anxiety affecting a person suddenly exposed to an alien culture or milieu.

culture shock

the psychological effect of a drastic change in the cultural environment of an individual. The person may exhibit feelings of helplessness, discomfort, and disorientation in attempting to adapt to a different cultural group with dissimilar practices, values, and beliefs.
A constellation of emotions including a sense of isolation, rejection and alienation which is experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture—e.g., from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one’s own

culture shock

Social medicine Feelings of isolation, rejection and alienation experienced by a person or group when transplanted from a familiar to an unfamiliar culture–eg, from one country to another; disorientation and confusion when visiting or relocating to culture different from one's own
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As Oberg (1960) highlights, culture shock as a psychological disorder is caused by the loss of the habitual, the everyday know-how of the migrant, routines such as eating, shopping and driving that they are used to at 'home'.
Additionally, there have been varying perspectives regarding the acculturative stress, including culture shock, that Caribbean people experience after migration.
Dutton said Oberg's model of culture shock reasoned that expatriates would initially have a 'honeymoon phase.
Lysgaard (1955), quoted by Coleen Ward et alii in The Psychology of Culture Shock proposed in his cross-cultural study a U-curve model of adjustment during cross-cultural relocation based on his investigation of some Scandinavian students in the United States.
Culture shock also initially affected the PTs' ability to make instructional decisions.
HAVING MOVED TO TEXAS from Connecticut almost five years ago, I can certainly say that a dietary culture shock was experienced.
Is culture shock, as experienced by many ex-pats and their families, a psychological or a cultural issue?
I have to say that anyone who is not might find the job quite a culture shock.
Therefore, we will explain the roles of our featured relocation specialists and describe some things they do to lessen the culture shock a Japan expatriate might experience.
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I did this because living in a co-op on the Upper West Side was culture shock for Streeter and Streeter was culture shock for my neighbors.
This study explored: (a) the differences between MKs and Non-MKs on measures of parental attachment, perceived social support, reverse culture shock and college adjustment; (b) within-group difference on the personality measures for MKs; and (c) the relations between the constructs of parental attachment, perceived social support, reverse culture shock and college adjustment for MKs and for Non-MKs.