Simulation Studies of Communication Behavior under Stress: Concluding Observations.
Final technical rept. 1 Mar 69-30 Apr 70,
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DISASTER RESEARCH CENTER
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In a study of cross-cultural interaction terminated in the second year of a projected five year research effort, enough data were gathered in the course of systematic laboratory observational research and in a pilot laboratory experimental study, to allow the reaching of certain general conclusions. These indicated that cross-cultural interaction is unique and quite distinct from culturally homogeneous interaction that cross-cultural interaction is predictable, especially in its early and formal phases and that over time, flexibility and adaptation become crucial to the on-going interaction. The challenge of these conclusions to the assumptions of many current training programs for cross-cultural interaction is pointed out, as well as the implications of the conclusions for the development of new kinds of cross-cultural interaction training programs. Author
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