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Gudykunst, William B

  1. Richard L. Miller

Published Online: 17 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118339893.wbeccp256

The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology

How to Cite

Miller, R. L. 2013. Gudykunst, William B. The Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Psychology. II:632–633.

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  1. University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 OCT 2013


William B. Gudykunst was born in Manning, Iowa in 1947 and grew up in Glendale, Arizona. His first extended cross-cultural experience came after he completed the M.A. at Arizona State. He served as an intercultural relations specialist in Yokosuka, Japan where he conducted training designed to help U.S. naval personnel and their families adjust to living and working in Japan. After the Navy, he attended the University of Minnesota where he earned a Ph.D. in 1977. Gudykunst was a prolific author and editor of more than 28 books, including Bridging Differences (1998), Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication (2003), and Communicating with Strangers: An Approach to Intercultural Communication.


  • anxiety;
  • cultural adaptation;
  • communication