Culture Shock FAQs:

Q: Is a Culture Shock an experience a person may have when one moves to a cultural environment which is different from one's own?

A: Yes, it is also the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply transition to another type of life.

Q: Is a Culture Shock generally made up of two parts: idealization and expectations?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a Culture Shock a subcategory of a more universal construct called transition shock?

A: Yes.