STRATEGY IN INTRA-TRIAD AND INTER-TRIAD INTERACTION.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK BUFFALO
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Inter-group negotiation was compared with intra-group negotiation in three different games. Each session brought together three triads, homogeneous in sex. The Test of Strategy was used to compose a group high in accommodative tendencies, one low in this respect i.e., high in exploitative tendencies, and one intermediate in accommodativeness. Each group engaged, first, in intra-group play, then in inter-group play. The games were the Board Game, decision-making in Accommodation Problems, and the Politics Game. Weights were used to vary power pattern in the first and third of these power differences were incorporated into simulated relationships in the second. The Board Game was played in the standard manner in the Accommodation Problems, three sets of instructions oriented Ss to discussion, to obtaining the most possible, and to arriving at the fairest outcome in the Politics Game, the inter-group situation involved a meeting of representatives. Pre- and post-game questionnaires elicited ratings of enjoyment, liking for other players, and desire to win. Analysis of the results are given.
- Operations Research