Accession Number : ADA048962


Title :   An Evaluation of a Human Development Laboratory. A Study of the Outcome and Process of a Laboratory Learning Experience


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Krumm, Karl J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a048962.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 118


Abstract : This study examined the effects of a Human Development laboratory (HDL) on successful life insurance agents. In order to examine the outcome of the laboratory training fourteen participants of the HDL, and 13 comparison subjects who attended a business seminar, completed two self-report measures before, immediately after, and 8 weeks following their respective schools. In addition, both laboratory and comparison subjects were rated by designated back- home observers on their interpersonel behavior once before, and again 8 weeks following the educational experience. In comparison with the business seminar participants, the laboratory trainees reported greater gains in interpersonal effectiveness immediately after training. However, at the 8-week follow-up, the gains had faded to the extent that the laboratory and comparison groups were approximately at the same level of self-reported interpersonal effectiveness. In addition, the ratings made by the back-home observers failed to demonstrate a difference between the two groups of subjects after training.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , MODIFICATION , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , THESES , MANAGEMENT TRAINING , LONG RANGE(TIME) , LEARNING , WORKSHOPS , HUMAN RELATIONS , GROUP DYNAMICS , OPTIMIZATION , SENSITIVITY


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE