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ERIC Number: ED018684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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SELF PERCEPTION CHANGES IN A SENSITIVITY TRAINING LABORATORY. EXPLORATIONS IN HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING AND RESEARCH, NUMBER 5.
STEPHENSON, ROBERT W.; AND OTHERS
FOUR SENSITIVITY TRAINING GROUPS AND ONE CONTROL GROUP WERE STUDIED TO DISCOVER IF ANY LASTING CHANGES IN SELF PERCEPTION OCCURRED AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN A FIVE-DAY SENSITIVITY TRAINING LABORATORY. THE EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS DESCRIBED THEMSELVES WITH A FORCED-CHOICE INVENTORY IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TRAINING, IMMEDIATELY AFTER TRAINING, AND SIX MONTHS AFTER TRAINING. THE CONTROL SUBJECTS COMPLETED THE SAME SELF-DESCRIPTION INVENTORY AT THE SAME TIME INTERVALS. PREDICTIONS THAT SELF-PERCEPTION WOULD CHANGE WITH TRAINING AND THAT THERE WOULD BE A TENDENCY FOR THESE CHANGES TO DIMINISH OVER A PERIOD OF TIME WERE CONFIRMED. NEVERTHELESS, THE TRAINING GROUPS AS A WHOLE DID SHOW LASTING SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE CHANGES IN SELF-PERCEIVED INTELLIGENCE AND SELF-ASSURANCE AS COMPARED WITH THE CONTROL GROUPS. THESE CHANGES TOOK PLACE BOTH DURING TRAINING AND DURING THE SIX MONTH PERIOD FOLLOWING TRAINING. INDIVIDUAL CHANGES IN A NEGATIVE DIRECTION ON THE SIX SCALES OCCURRED WITH LESS FREQUENCY AMONG THOSE WHO RECEIVED SENSITIVITY TRAINING THAN WOULD BE EXPECTED ON THE BASIS OF THE CONTROL GROUP DISTRIBUTIONS. THE DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE, FOR $1.50, FROM NATIONAL TRAINING LABORATORIES, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W. WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (SG)
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Authoring Institution: National Training Labs. Inst. for Applied Behavioral Science, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: SELF DESCRIPTION INVENTORY