Accession Number : AD0651976

Title :   SOCIAL IDEOLOGY AND REACTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL EVENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Worchel,Philip

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The study is an attempt to test the implications of a theory of social ideology concerning reactions to international crises. It was postulated that each individual, as a product of socialization, develops an ideological orientation towards others in which they are conceptualized as good, strong, and humanistic on one end of a continuum and bad, weak, and 'object' on the other end of the continuum. It was suggested that each conceptual pattern is influential in determining the values relative to the (a) punishment - reward system of society, (b) the power-structure, and the (c) interpersonal relationships. The purpose of the investigation was to test the hypotheses that (a) the more positive the conception of man, the greater the tendency to advocate negotiation in international conflicts, to accept international controls, and to support economic aid to other nations, and (b) the more positive the ideological orientation, the less the ethnocentricism and authoritarianism. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOREIGN POLICY, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), CULTURE, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOMETRICS, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE