Member Publications: Mary McRae

Group Dynamics in a Multicultural World

Mary McRae
101 minutes
Released 2015 by Microtraining Associates

We live in an increasingly multicultural world. When we interact with people from racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds different from our own, tension and stress sometimes arise, especially when we are not accustomed to interacting with those outside our social identity group. Our values, beliefs, and hidden assumptions can lead to discomfort and confrontation in group settings. This can have the effect of the ‘fight or flight’ response in participants.

This video will develop awareness and understanding of the racial , ethnic, and cultural dynamics that occur in groups and organizations. This video will instruct viewers in acknowledging rather than ignoring those differences and tensions, and will instruct viewers in discussing those differences openly and constructively.

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