Multicultural Experience

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Multicultural Experience Blake Runkle PSY/400 August 15, 2012 Rockel Etinne Multicultural Experience There are many uncomfortable situations that people deal with, situations such as eating foods that a person does not usually eat or attending a religious service other than his or her own. In this paper the topics that will be discussed will first be to describe an experience that I was in and felt uncomfortable at the time of this experience. The next topic discussed will be to discuss the preconceived notions about the experience. After this topic explaining how the notions were affected by a group influence will be discussed and the final topic being discussed will be to describe the reaction of the individuals who were in the presence during the situation and discuss the affect of these reactions on the writer’s behavior. The cultural situation the writer selected was attending a Mexican cookout. Working in a group home environment a person experiences different culture. The writer took one of his clients home for a home pass where the cookout was being held. The client and his family are of Mexican descent. On the way to the client’s house the writer felt nervous knowing that he or she was going somewhere that he or she had never been. The writer began to discuss with the client the kind of activities would be there to gain a little knowledge before attending the home pass. When the writer and the client arrived to the client’s house the client directed the writer into his or her house. When the writer walked into the client’s house the writer and client were greeted. The client began to speak in Spanish and, the writer did not understand what was being spoken. This made the writer uncomfortable so the writer sat down. As time continued the writer began…...

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