Accession Number : AD0676677

Title :   SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW NATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 65-30 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Personal Author(s) : Kelman,Herbert C.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The purpose of the Conference was (1) to encourage and promote research on the psychological aspects of social change and development and (2) to enhance the contributions of social psychology and related disciplines to such research endeavors through the development of patterns of research collaboration and coordination, research training, and scientific communication, based on international collaboration. Fifty-six social scientists from 24 countries and all continents participated, as well as some 50 observers. Symposia, plenary sessions, workshops, and discussion groups were held on the above problems. Concrete results include the establishment of (1) a Newsletter on cross-cultural research in social psychology; (2) a committee to explore the possibility of a training institute in social- psychological research to be held in an African country; (3) a multi-national committee to facilitate cross-cultural research collaboration; (4) an international committee to gather case studies of successful and unsuccessful attempts at cross-cultural research collaborations. Symposium papers and workshop reports have been published and follow-up meetings and symposia have been organized. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIOMETRICS, SYMPOSIA), CULTURE, TRANSFORMATIONS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AFRICA, ASIA, LATIN AMERICA, NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE