Accession Number : AD0716449

Title :   Simulation Studies of Communication Behavior under Stress: Concluding Observations.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Mar 69-30 Apr 70,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Quarantelli,E. L.

Report Date : 10 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In a study of cross-cultural interaction terminated in the second year of a projected five year research effort, enough data were gathered in the course of systematic laboratory observational research and in a pilot laboratory experimental study, to allow the reaching of certain general conclusions. These indicated that cross-cultural interaction is unique and quite distinct from culturally homogeneous interaction; that cross-cultural interaction is predictable, especially in its early and formal phases; and that over time, flexibility and adaptation become crucial to the on-going interaction. The challenge of these conclusions to the assumptions of many current training programs for cross-cultural interaction is pointed out, as well as the implications of the conclusions for the development of new kinds of cross-cultural interaction training programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*CULTURE, INTERACTIONS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GAME THEORY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, DATA PROCESSING, SIMULATION, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), TEACHING METHODS

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE