ERIC Number: ED035293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Harvard University Program on Technology and Society; Fifth Annual Report, 1968-1969.
Mesthene, Emmanuel G.
The fifth annual report of Harvard University's Program on Technology and Society describes current research in the Program's major areas of concentration--namely the effects of technological change on the life of the individual in society, social and individual values, the political organization of society, and the structure and processes of social institutions. In the past year interest has shifted towards the first area, the study of the position of the individual in a technological society, with new investigations of work and leisure patterns, and the relationship between psychological character and the changing technical requirements of occupations. Other studies investigate the strain put upon traditional social values by new advances, in particular new biomedical techniques which allow redefinition of traditional concepts such as life, death and human dignity. The anatomy of the categorical negative response to innovation is explored. The appendices contain details about publications, research personnel, teaching activities and the Program's organization. (BB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Human Factors Engineering, Innovation, Leisure Time, Psychological Needs, Research, Scientific Concepts, Social Change, Social Systems, Social Values, Technological Advancement, Technology, Work Environment
Harvard University Program on Technology and Society, 61 Kirkland St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138 (single copies, free upon request; bulk orders, $1.00 each)
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Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., White Plains, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Technology and Society.