Accession Number : AD0834323

Title :   CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION SKILL TRAINING. A FIELD TEST OF THE SELF-CONFRONTATION TECHNIQUE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jun 67,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : King, Philip

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A field test of the 'self-confrontation' technique for cross-cultural interaction skill training was conducted. Eleven officers, participating in the first course in Psychological Operations and Civic Action in Counterinsurgency (POCA), at the special Air Warfare School, served as subjects. After reading a detailed description of the Iranian culture, they acted in a role-play situation with an Iranian 'Air Force Major.' Following the interaction, subjects reviewed (and heard) their performance via videotape replay, and received a verbal critique of their performance from the experimenter. Subjects then performed in the role play a second time. All subjects without exception improved their performance from the first to the second trial. Participants in the exercise and other observers in the Special Air Warfare School expressed great enthusiasm for the potential of the technique for operational training programs. A guideline for the incorporation of self-confrontation training into operational training programs is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY TRAINING, COUNTERINSURGENCY), CULTURE, GROUP DYNAMICS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, INTERACTIONS, TRAINING DEVICES, TEACHING METHODS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), IRAN.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE