Accession Number : AD0665383

Title :   COMMUNITY INTERACTION GAME.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 May-27 Dec 67,

Corporate Author : SIMULMATICS CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Yates,Jules David

Report Date : 27 DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The report describes the results of a study which is part of the Office of Civil Defense's research into the process of adoption-diffusion in future strategy environments. The Simulmatics team was directed by the Statement of Work to: 'Develop a human simulation experiment in the form of a game to be used as a device for gaining new insights about human behavior in crisis periods and as a training aid. The game procedure will attempt to further synthesize research findings about the function of community power structure in implementing civil defense programs and the likely effects of heightened international crisis on the expectations, attitudes and behavior of people.' A methodology was explored for simulating behavior within a framework describing the functioning of a community power structure. The technique employed was that of a game, which would cause participants to be involved in interactions resulting from their own actions and decisions. Part I of this report is a discussion of the initial concepts and bases for the game. Part II and III discuss the first basic simplification and the change of stress of the game. Part IV is the final version of the game. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, GAME THEORY), (*GROUP DYNAMICS, INTERACTIONS), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, SIMULATION, BEHAVIOR, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), DISASTERS, TRAINING, PUBLIC OPINION, DECISION MAKING, ORGANIZATIONS, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE