Visible and Invisible Values

Subgroup Size



1 hour

External Cost



Stringer, D. M., & Cassiday, P. A. (2003). Visible and invisible values. In 52 Activities for exploring values differences (pp. 95-99). Intercultural Press.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. "Examine the relationship between values and behaviors. 2. Identify how unconscious assumptions regarding behavior can contribute to cross-cultural misunderstanding. 3. Discuss how behavior might be misinterpreted in both positive and negative ways. 4. Illustrate the importance of suspending interpretation or judgment until the significance of the behavior within the context of a given culture is understood" (Stringer & Cassiday, 2003, p. 95).