Accession Number : AD0667266

Title :   STRATEGY IN INTRA-TRIAD AND INTER-TRIAD INTERACTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO

Personal Author(s) : Vinacke,W. Edgar ; Cherulnik,Paul D. ; Lichtman,Cary M.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Inter-group negotiation was compared with intra-group negotiation in three different games. Each session brought together three triads, homogeneous in sex. The Test of Strategy was used to compose a group high in accommodative tendencies, one low in this respect (i.e., high in exploitative tendencies), and one intermediate in accommodativeness. Each group engaged, first, in intra-group play, then in inter-group play. The games were the Board Game, decision-making in Accommodation Problems, and the Politics Game. Weights were used to vary power pattern in the first and third of these; power differences were incorporated into simulated relationships in the second. The Board Game was played in the standard manner; in the Accommodation Problems, three sets of instructions oriented Ss to discussion, to obtaining the most possible, and to arriving at the fairest outcome; in the Politics Game, the inter-group situation involved a meeting of representatives. Pre- and post-game questionnaires elicited ratings of enjoyment, liking for other players, and desire to win. Analysis of the results are given.

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, BEHAVIOR), (*GAME THEORY, GROUP DYNAMICS), STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECISION MAKING, INTERACTIONS, MALES, FEMALES, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE