Accession Number:

AD0603945

Title:

PERSON PERCEPTION AMONG AMERICAN AND INDIAN STUDENTS AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING IN CULTURALLY HETEROGENEOUS GROUPS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. nos. 15 and 16,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The generality of the analyses reported by Triandis 1964b, in which the behavioral differential was employed with American students, was checked with a sample of American as well as a sample of Indian students, and with a different set of stimulus persons. The findings appear to be quite stable across samples of Ss. The relationships between the behavioral and semantic differentials were examined in detail. In general, the first factor of the behavioral and semantic differential are highly intercorrelated, but for certain stimulus persons this correlation breaks down. The determinants of similarity and difference in the results obtained from the two instruments are described. Twelve dyads consisting of two Americans, 12 consisting of two Indians, and 22 consisting of one American and one Indian were given a problem that was designed to produce disagreement between an American technological expert and an Indian. The dyads produced both a variety of solutions to the problem and then a single integrative solution. These solutions were rated on their originality, efficiency, acceptability to Indian villagers, and acceptability to Indian students. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE