Accession Number : AD0480317

Title :   SOME EFFECTS OF OVERSEAS DUTY ON THE ATTITUDES OF AMERICAN TROOPS TOWARD HOST POPULATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Staff memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Jacobs, Milton ; Schatz, Louis

Report Date : 17 JUN 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Attitude studies of American troops abroad can offer valuable insights into American relationships in foreign countries and can shed indirect light on attitudes of the host population toward the troops themselves and toward the United States in general. The present studies have focused attention on only part of the problem - namely, the attitudes of American troops as a result of contact. Until an explicit attempt is made to study attitudes, contacts, and interaction patterns of the host population in conjunction with those of American troops, troop-community research will never attain its maximum usefulness for psychological warfare and Troop Information and Education planning. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, WEST GERMANY, JAPAN, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, PROPAGANDA, FOREIGN POLICY, BEHAVIOR, PUBLIC OPINION, CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE