Accession Number:

ADA592987

Title:

Avenues of Influence Cross-Cultural Implications (Briefing Charts)

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Oct 2010-1 Oct 2012

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN PERFORMANCE WING (711TH) HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE/HUMAN CENTERED ISR DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

An avenue of influence is a channel through which a message is socio-culturally contextualized in order to enhance an actors or group of actors cognitive and emotional vulnerabilities. To identify and guide our understanding of potential systemic vulnerabilities evident across cultures, a three-year, large-scale, basic research study was designed to explore cross-cultural implications for social influence and determine if culturally-specific effects were moderated by message tone or communication modality. Dependent variables were to include measures of behavioral intent as well as measures of explicit behavioral actions taken as a result of the experimental manipulations. Data collection efforts focused on the NATO School located in Oberammergau, Germany and was to take place in the third year of the study, pending receipt of funds. These funds had not been received as of the date of the November 2012 Interim Report.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE