Accession Number : AD0698265

Title :   INFORMATION AVAILABILITY AND COMPLEX PERCEPTIONS OF AMERICANS AND CHINESE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried ; Sandler,Sandra Ishibashi

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The effect of information relevance and information availability on perceptual differences between Chinese and American nationals was investigated. Subjects participated in pairs as decision makers in a complex experimental environment. Participants' perceptions of success, failure, and competence levels for their own team (under conditions where judgments could be based on varying levels of relevant information) and for a supposed opposing team (under conditions where perceptions had to be inferred in the absence of information) were obtained. Potential applications of the findings for military decision making and for a policy of military deterrence are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*DECISION MAKING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GROUP DYNAMICS, CULTURE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, PREDICTIONS, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE