SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW NATIONS.
Final rept. 1 May 65-30 Apr 68,
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
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The purpose of the Conference was 1 to encourage and promote research on the psychological aspects of social change and development and 2 to enhance the contributions of social psychology and related disciplines to such research endeavors through the development of patterns of research collaboration and coordination, research training, and scientific communication, based on international collaboration. Fifty-six social scientists from 24 countries and all continents participated, as well as some 50 observers. Symposia, plenary sessions, workshops, and discussion groups were held on the above problems. Concrete results include the establishment of 1 a Newsletter on cross-cultural research in social psychology 2 a committee to explore the possibility of a training institute in social- psychological research to be held in an African country 3 a multi-national committee to facilitate cross-cultural research collaboration 4 an international committee to gather case studies of successful and unsuccessful attempts at cross-cultural research collaborations. Symposium papers and workshop reports have been published and follow-up meetings and symposia have been organized. Author
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