ERIC Number: ED102480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Indices of Individual and Group Dynamics.
Azima, Fern J.
The general aim of this study was to provide a research strategy for members of interdisciplinary teams in exploring the interrelationship between group and individual in the therapy group process. The special focus of the study was to provide a design model that could synthesize a wide variety of data gained from group interaction, individual personality tests, peer and therapist evaluations. The approach under consideration was to be evaluated as a potential instrument in future studies of comparative changes in psychotherapy, in studies of conditions under which the group climate is most therapeutic, in the prediction of behavior of various personalities in group interaction, and in the final analysis, as a means towards the attainment of relevant research findings from which a more satisfying theory of group therapy would be developed. It is admitted that the present approach is simplistic and that future efforts will be made to code content, to add a needed dynamic intrapsychic measure. The integration of psychotherapeutic, psychological, and social sciences presents the possibility of developing a more meaningful framework in which some of the "laws" common to all grouping behavior, as well as those specific to therapy groups, can be postulated. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (31st, New York City, February 1974)