Accession Number:

AD0621974

Title:

CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS AND BEHAVIOR STYLES.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV BOULDER

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Report Date:

1965-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

Twenty-four subjects were observed under conditions in which basic concepts were either supported confirmation or contradicted refutation by a person of perceived higher status a confederate of E. It was found that 1 Authority-oriented persons demonstrated evasive directiveness, socially-permissible dependence, passive resistance, and strong acceptance of assigned higher status 2 Individuals with anti-authority and negativistic dispositions were competitive, aggressively challenging, and critical, and also were less inclined than others to give unequivocal agreement 3 Peer and friendship-centered subjects evidenced a suppression of personal confidences and 4 Persons oriented toward information-seeking and exploratory behavior gave relatively many interpretive and clarifying responses.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE