Accession Number : AD0430800


Title :   THE PHENONENOLOGY OF AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT IN DYADS,


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO


Personal Author(s) : Willis,Richard H


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : A number of experiments with dyads and larger groups have been concerned with reactions to variations in level of consensus. The present experiment extends this line of investigation by focusing on shifts from initial agreement to subsequent disagreement, and from initial disagreement to subsequent agreement. By means of a simulated dyadic interaction procedure the behavior of partners, as perceived by Ss, was manipulated along two dimensions of response, viz., (a) probability of changing a binary response following initial agreement with S, and (b) probability of changing a binary response following initial disagreement with S. Perceptions by Ss of partners were determined by a post-experimental questionnaire. A double cluster pattern clearly emerged. The conformity and variability modes formed one cluster while the independence and anticonformity modes formed another. This patterning applied both to perceived closeness with which the partner attended to responses of S, and to perceived extent to which the partner accepted the responses of S. Means between clusters differed at a high level of significance. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERSONALITY , *BEHAVIOR , *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , PERCEPTION , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , CONDITIONED RESPONSE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE