Accession Number : AD0623119

Title :   TRAINING FOR GROUP INTERDEPENDENCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Haines,Donald B.

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Small teams and crews working together in intimate coordination are the key to many USAF missions today and effective team performance may depend upon member interdependency within the group. An adequate training program requires understanding of the ways in which men work together in closely-knit groups. Goal and means interdependency in group process has long been a focus of interest for social psychologists. Current research and theory thus may provide useful guidelines for applications of group interdependency principles to military crew situations(particularly that of the American military advisor working with his foreign counterpart). The concepts of goal and means interdependency are defined, the controversy between current exponents of cognitive and stimulus-response (S-R) theory is examined for its contribution to understanding group interdependency phenomena, the recent adaptation of the theory of games is reviewed, and suggestions are made for the development of experimental training programs which will furnish insights into the nature of group functioning. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, TRAINING), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MILITARY TRAINING, LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, GAME THEORY, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), COUNTERINSURGENCY, CULTURE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE