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ERIC Number: ED016936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 1
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A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF ACQUIRING CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION SKILLS THROUGH SELF-CONFRONTATION. FINAL REPORT JUL 1964-AUG 1964.
EACHUS, HERBERT T.; HAINES, DONALD B.
AN EXPERIMENT CARRIED OUT TO ASSESS THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO METHODS OF TRAINING UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MILITARY ADVISORS IN CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS REQUIRED SUBJECTS TO PLAY THE ROLE OF AN AMERICAN AIR FORCE CAPTAIN WHO HAD TO INTERACT, IN SPECIFIED WAYS, WITH A FOREIGN COUNTERPART PLAYED BY AN ACTOR. A LIST OF 34 BEHAVIORS APPROPRIATE TO THE SITUATION AND FICTITIOUS CULTURE WERE PROVIDED, INCLUDING ACTIONS AND GESTURES BOTH SIMILAR TO THOSE IN OUR OWN SOCIETY AND CONSIDERABLY DIFFERENT. TWENTY-THREE MALE SUBJECTS WERE DIVIDED INTO CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS AND TAUGHT THE DESIRED BEHAVIORS BY TWO METHODS--(1) VERBAL COACHING AFTER ROLE-PLAYING SESSION AND (2) SELF-CONFRONTATION BY A VIDEOTAPE REPLAY AFTER A ROLE-PLAYING SESSION. CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT RESULTED FROM THESE METHODS. THE EXPERIMENT CONFIRMED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SELF-CONFRONTATION AS A TRAINING TECHNIQUE FOR THE RAPID ACQUISITION OF COMPLEX AND SUBTLE SKILLS OF INTERACTION, AN AREA OF DIFFICULTY ENCOUNTERED BY AIR FORCE ADVISORS ON COUNTERINSURGENCY TRAINING MISSIONS. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ON SELF-CONFRONTATION AS A TRAINING TECHNIQUE ARE MADE. THIS DOCUMENT, AD 624 120, IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR FOR FEDERAL SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION, SPRINGFIELD, VA. 22151. MICROFICHE $0.65. HARDCOPY $3.00. 41 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Aeronautical Systems Div., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
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