Accession Number : AD0622253

Title :   VARIABLES UNDERLYING GROUP EXPECTANCIES AND LEADERSHIP.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. for 1965,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Willis,Richard H.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The project has been directed mainly toward a study of factors producing leadership status and social influence in small groups. A number of lines of investigation have been followed growing out of the 'idiosyncracy credit' model of status, developed earlier by Dr. E. P. Hollander, as well as from interest in various patterns of response which bear upon social processes related to leadership. The work has involved both conceptual and experimental approaches to an understanding of the mechanisms interrelating leadership emergence, productivity and satisfaction in groups, conformity to group expectations, and alternatives to conformity.

Descriptors :   (*LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, LEADERSHIP), PERSONALITY, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CULTURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE