DIMENSIONS OF STIMULUS SITUATIONS WHICH ACCOUNT FOR BEHAVIOR VARIANCE.
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV FORT WORTH INST OF BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
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The general objectives of the studies undertaken center around the identification, isolation, and quantification of situational variables that account for substantial variance in behavior. The main thesis of the investigation is that behavior variance is a function of three universes of variables a. individual differences represented by measures of aptitude, interest, attitude, and personality, b. situational or environmental variables, c. the interaction of individual differences and situational environmental variables, and that Psychology has neglected the systematic study of the environment. The tasks discussed in this report involve a studies of dimensions of groups, b stress reviews, c exploration of variables descriptive of the environment, and d a survey of military psychologists job satisfactions, based on a 20 per cent sample of membership of the American Psychological Association. Author