Accession Number : AD0716752

Title :   Truel Conflict and Complex Decision Making. The Effects of the Three-Party-Duel on Military and Economic Behavior of Decision Making Groups in a Complex Environment.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND

Personal Author(s) : Streufert,Siegfried ; Fromkin,Howard L.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The effect of increased threat of hostile intervention by a third party in an ongoing conflict among two parties was investigated. Subjects participated in the tactical and negotiations game, an experimental simulation. Experimental and control dyads received informative messages about the outcome of their decisions in a simulated internation conflict. The duel conflict (conflict between two nations) was maintained for the control groups during four one-half hour playing periods. Experimental groups were exposed to one duel playing period, and were then exposed to increasing threat of truel conflict (three-way conflict among three nations) for the remaining three playing periods. Simulated truel conflict actually occurred during the last (fourth) playing period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WARFARE, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*DECISION MAKING, GROUP DYNAMICS), (*BEHAVIOR, ANALYSIS), THREAT EVALUATION, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), GAME THEORY, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE