Social Awareness and Action Training (SAAT)
Annual rept. 1 Apr 2012-31 Mar 2013
CHICAGO UNIV IL
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The main aim of Phase 2, Part 1 is to perform a randomized double dissociative clinical trial to evaluate social fitness training. The primary goal of the social fitness training is to increase social resilience at the level of the individual, increase squad cohesion, and decrease loneliness given its known effects on depression and stress levels. Decreasing loneliness requires a change in social cognition and behavior and, with time, improvements in the quality of social relationships. The immediate goal of SAAT is to teach Soldiers a new, more constructive and productive ways of thinking about other people social perception and cognition, b new social skills to improve their social interactions with others and c the importance of practicing these new skills and ways of thinking to improve their social resilience.
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