ERIC Number: ED024985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Bill Wilkins as a Model for Sensitivity Training.
Smith, Henry C.
This case study is presented as a model for a sensitivity training program planned at Michigan State University. The goals, procedures, and criteria for conducting a program are illustrated. Based on the assumption that empathy is the mainspring of impression formation, and that empathy and evaluation interact, the goal is accurate evaluation. This includes accuracy in the use of stereotypes and personality theories. The training focuses, from beginning to end, on individual persons, and permits the diagnosis of empathic, evaluative, and stereotype errors, both variable and constant, Evaluation, a constant element in training sessions, depends upon criterion instruments which are both brief and reliable. The model was developed for maximum adaptability. (KP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30 through September 3, 1968.