Cultural Diversity

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Which of these statements is Not true?

1. Eye contact with the listener
signals approval and consent
in most Non-Anglo cultural groups.

2. African-American children are
taught to look away from a peer
while listening.

3. Eye contact in Asian-American
families is considered disrespectful.

4. The listener in middle class American
culture is expected to maintain
steady eye contact with the speaker.


I know statements 2 and 4 are true.

Which statement (1 or 3) would NOT
be true?

  • Cultural Diversity -

    1 is the correct answer. Children in some Asian countries are taught not to make eye-contact with adults. But for most of the rest of the world, eye-contact signals consent and agreement.

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