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ERIC Number: ED016934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
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A SUMMARY OF RESEARCH IN TRAINING FOR ADVISORY ROLES IN OTHER CULTURES BY THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES LABORATORY. FINAL REPORT 1963-1966.
KING, PHILIP H.
DUE TO THE NEED FOR IMPROVED INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS BETWEEN UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TECHNICAL ADVISORS OVERSEAS AND THE INDIGENOUS PERSONS WITH WHOM THEY WORK, A RESEARCH PROGRAM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO IMPROVE METHODS FOR TRAINING CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS. THIS RESEARCH IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR PARTS--(1) IDENTIFICATION IN THE FIELD OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS AND ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AMERICANS AND NATIVE PERSONS, (2) DEVELOPMENT, TESTING, AND EVALUATION OF MEANS OF COLLECTING INFORMATION ON OTHER CULTURES, AND (3) DEVELOPMENT IN THE LABORATORY OF NEW TRAINING PROGRAMS, USING AIR FORCE PERSONNEL IN ACTUAL OPERATIONAL CONTEXTS. THIS STUDY COMPARED TWO TRAINING METHODS FOR TEACHING CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION SKILLS. SUBJECTS TRAINED UNDER SELF-CONFRONTATION (VIEWING VIDEOTAPE RECORDINGS OF THEIR PERFORMANCES IN ROLE-PLAYING SITUATIONS) LEARNED FASTER AND ATTAINED A HIGHER TERMINAL LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE THAN SUBJECTS WHO RECEIVED A STANDARD TRAINING MANUAL TO READ. SUBJECTS WITH POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE FOREIGN CULTURE LEARNED FASTER THAN SUBJECTS WITH NEUTRAL OR NEGATIVE ATTITUDES. RETENTION OF SKILLS LEARNED THROUGH SELF-CONFRONTATION WAS HIGH OVER A TWO WEEK INTERVAL. A DISCUSSION OF FUTURE RESEARCH EMPLOYING VIDEOTAPE AND THE SELF-CONFRONTATION PHENOMENON IS GIVEN. THIS DOCUMENT, AD 648 517, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $0.65. HARDCOPY $3.00. 10 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Aerospace Medical Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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