ACQUAINTANCE AND COMPATIBILITY. BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH DURING THE 1963 AMERICAN MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION.
BERKELEY INST OF PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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The report summarizes a second aspect of the behavioral research done on the 1963 American Mt. Everest Expedition, viz., a testing of hypotheses proposed by Theodore Newcomb concerning the processes through which emerge a set of stable relationships among a group of initial strangers. It also reports the results of relating predicted compatibility predictions based on test results from the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation inventory to self-rated compatibility. On the whole the Newcomb hypotheses were supported. Results regarding compatibility were negative. Author