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Title Sociocultural data to accomplish Department of Defense missions : toward a unified social framework : workshop summary / Robert Pool, rapporteur ; Planning Committee on Unifying Social Frameworks, Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2011]
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Contents Introduction -- The situation in Afghanistan -- The conflict environment -- Cooperative relationships -- Nation building -- Persuasion -- Modeling sociocultural behavior -- Implications
Summary Summarizes presentations and discussions that took place on August 16-17, 2010, at a National Research Council public workshop sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. The workshop addressed the variables and complex interaction of social and cultural factors that influence human behavior, focusing on potential applications to the full spectrum of military operations. The workshop's keynote address by Major General Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army, provided critical context about the cultural situation and needs of the military operating in Afghanistan. Additional presentations were divided into four panels to address the diverse missions encountered by the U.S. military worldwide. The workshop concluded with a final panel to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different methods of acquiring and using relevant data and knowledge to accomplish these missions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-93)
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Subject Military art and science -- United States -- Congresses
Military missions -- Congresses.
Military research -- United States -- Congresses.
Psychology, Military -- Research -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Operational readiness -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Pool, Robert.
United States. Office of Naval Research.
National Research Council (U.S.). Planning Committee on Unifying Social Frameworks.
ISBN 0309185173 (electronic bk.)
9780309185172 (electronic bk.)