Accession Number:

AD0777979

Title:

Social Psychological Threat Research: A Review and Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 7 Jan-31 Dec 1973

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The paper reviews the principal contributions of social-psychologists to threat research. Threats are conceptualized within the broader context of social interaction where one party seeks influence over another in effect, threats or threat processes are just one of numerous forms of influence interaction. Ramsey classifies the research of such scholars as J.T. Tedeschi and Morton Deutsch into four distinctive areas of inquiry 1 the characteristics of the source of the threat 2 the different means of conveying the threat from one party to the other 3 selected characteristics of the target of the threat and, 4 the impact threat processes have on a wider range of social interaction e.g., negotiation processes, coalition formation

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE