Accession Number : AD0621974

Title :   CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIOR STYLES.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : Kritzberg,Samuel F.

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : Twenty-four subjects were observed under conditions in which basic concepts were either supported (confirmation) or contradicted (refutation) by a person of perceived higher status (a confederate of E). It was found that: (1) Authority-oriented persons demonstrated evasive directiveness, socially-permissible dependence, passive resistance, and strong acceptance of assigned higher status; (2) Individuals with anti-authority and negativistic dispositions were competitive, aggressively challenging, and critical, and also were less inclined than others to give unequivocal agreement; (3) Peer and friendship-centered subjects evidenced a suppression of personal confidences; and (4) Persons oriented toward information-seeking and exploratory behavior gave relatively many interpretive and clarifying responses.

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, DECISION MAKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE