Accession Number : AD0658880

Title :   RECIPROCITY AND CREDIT BUILDING IN DYADS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Pruitt,Dean G.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Four hypotheses, based on Gouldner's theory of reciprocity, were tested in an experimental gaming situation, with the following results: More reward was provided to the other person, (a) the more he had given in the past, (b) the larger his future resources, and (c) the smaller his past resources (both with his past level of giving and his past percentage of giving held constant). No interaction was found between past experience with the other person and the size of his future resources. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, GROUP DYNAMICS), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), GAME THEORY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE