Accession Number:

AD0260674

Title:

THE LAW OF CRITICALITY

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

IN A SERIES OF STUDIES NAVAL AVIATION CADETS WERE GROUPED IN PAIRS AND OBLIGED TO DISCUSS AT LENGTH THE PROS AND CONS OF A STATED THESIS. In general, discussion had the effect increasing the level of disagreement with the thesis. If the cadets started out agreeing with the thesis, they endorsed it less heartily following discussion and if they started out disagreeing with it, they rejected it still more strongly after they had discussed it. This rule did not hold for all persons or for all issues, but for most issues and most persons it did. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE