Extension of the U-Curve Hypothesis

Extension of the U-Curve Hypothesis

Increasing the number of stages from 4 to 8,┬áJohn Gullahorn & Jeanne Gullahorn’s extension of the U-Curve hypothesis of cultural adaptation takes Lysgaard’s model of culture shock and applies it to the return home. The initial culture shock as you adapt to your new surroundings in addition to the reverse culture shock you experience when you return home will have you feeling like you’re on a roller coaster ride.

 

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