Accession Number:

AD0688927

Title:

UNITED STATES MILITARY TRAINING FOR CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATRIX CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The armed forces currently employ a wide variety of programs which have either the cognitive objective of preparing individuals to understand foreign areas and peoples better or the behavioral objective of preparing individuals to interact more effectively with members of other cultures. To expedite an overall view of these programs -- an assessment of the current state of the art -- they are divided into area study programs, interaction skill programs, and multi-media programs. The bulk of the research supported by the military has been concentrated on developing methods of training people to interact effectively. Such concepts as the contrast American, personal response, and the culture assimilator suggest ways of sensitizing Americans to the values and interpersonal behavioral modes of non-Americans.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE