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ERIC Number: ED117470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Pages: 4
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What does Military Psychology Have to Offer Civilian Education?
McFann, Howard H.
Military psychology has made three major contributions to civilian education. The first is the systems approach which contains two complementary components: the conceptual and the empirical. The purpose of the conceptual approach is to understand nature to determine on what principle the system works; the purpose of the empirical approach is to control nature. The conceptual approach is problem-oriented; the empirical approach is product-oriented. Although the distinctions between these two systems approaches must be carefully delineated, they work best when tied together. This second major contribution of military psychology is integrated research, development, engineering, and utilization activities. Used in close relationship with clients, these activities ensure that continued empirical results develop in clients' faith in the continued need for conceptual research. Finally, the third major contribution of military psychology concerns content and tested programs. Since about 85% of military jobs have commonality with civilian occupations, military programs can be adapted or adopted to meet civilian education and training needs. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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