The Centre for Exchange in collaboration with “Carte Amante” (the Book Club) of the School
of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized a panel
discussion on the book title “The Psychology of Culture Shock” written by Colleen Ward,
Stephen Bochner and Adrian Furnham on November 28, 2020.
The panel discussion focused on understanding the various aspects of the book that
examines the psychological and social processes involved in intercultural contact, including
learning new culture-specific skills, managing stress, and coping with an unfamiliar
environment, changing cultural identities and enhancing intergroup relations.
The book describes the ABCs of intercultural encounters, highlighting Affective,
Behavioural, and Cognitive components of cross-cultural experience and how one can adjust
and accommodate to a new culture in a positive way by minimizing the effects of cultural
The book Psychology of Culture Shock proves an essential reference for courses within
psychology, sociology, business training, and also a valuable resource for professionals
working with culturally diverse populations and groups such as international students,
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) welcomes students from across the globe who come from
various countries that enhance a juxtaposition of different cultures leading to the exchange
of cross-culture values, ideals, and morals. The book is also helpful for cross-cultural
travelers, such as tourists, students, business travelers, immigrants, etc. The panel
discussion was immensely insightful, intriguing, and was a great learning experience.