ERIC Number: EJ159330
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Social Interaction, Dehumanization, and the "Computerized Other"
Orcutt, James D.; Anderson, Ronald E.
Sociology and Social Research, 61, 3, 380-97, Apr 77
Human subjects were required to interact with two different opponents in a gaming situation. Both opponents were actually simulated by a computer program for the purpose of demonstrating basic differences between communicative action (mediated by consensual understandings) and instrumental action, which is based on technical strategies. (JC)
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