ERIC Number: ED052479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Sensitivity Training, Video Taped Modeling and Instruction on Group Verbal Behavior.
Gross, Tod; And Others
The study compares the effectiveness of sensitivity training, video taped modeling, and simple instruction in the acquisition, by college students, of certain social skills thought to be necessary if they are to perform effectively as nonprofessionals in a therapeutic role. Sixty subjects randomly selected from a group of 120 volunteers enrolled in an introductory psychology course at the University of Illinois, comprised the subject population. Twenty were placed in each of the three training conditions, which were subsequently evaluated through the use of a slightly modified version of Goodman's Group Assessment of Interpersonal Traits. Findings indicate that untrained subjects performed as well as those trained by modeling or sensitivity training, when specific instructions were given. It is concluded that elaborate training for a volunteer college student population, in the interpersonal skills being investigated, is an inefficient approach to their use as mental health workers. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.; Illinois Univ., Champaign.
Note: Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Convention in Detroit, Michigan, May 6-8, 1971