ERIC Number: ED112293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A Pregroup Training Technique for Encounter Group Stress.
Zarle, Thomas H.
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of induced affect as a pregroup training experience for coping with stress related to participation in an encounter group. Twenty-six subjects who volunteered to participate in an encounter group randomly were assigned to three treatment groups: Induced Affect Training plus the Encounter Group, Induced Affect Training only and, Encounter Group only. The hypothesis that (a) group participants who did not receive the Induced Affect Pregroup Training would demonstrate significant increases on the Neuroticism Scale of the Eysenck Personality Inventory and (b) group members who did receive such training would not manifest such increases were supported. The implications of using the techniques of induced affect as a pretraining experience are discussed. (Author)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Experimental Groups, Group Dynamics, Methods Research, Research Problems, Sensitivity Training
Thomas H. Zarle, Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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