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Evaluating a Large Group Awareness Training: A Longitudinal Study of Psychosocial Effects

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Details a study of 135 people who attended a 1985 session of Forum, a Werner Erhard and Associates successor to the est program. The analysis of before, after, and follow-up questionnaires indicated some short-term psychological change. No index. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387973203
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/10/1990
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- Large Group Awareness Training: An Historical Context.- The Controversy Surrounding LGATs.- Past LGAT Outcome Research.- Design Considerations in LGAT Research.- The Current Research.- II. Study Methods.- Overview of the Methods Employed.- Research Design.- Experimental Procedures.- LGAT Outcome Measures.- Measures Included Only in the Follow-Up Study.- III. Results.- Preliminary Analyses.- Analysis of the Data.- IV. Discussion.- Possible Negative Effects of Forum Participation.- Possible Positive Outcomes of Forum Participation.- Mediational Models of Positive Effects of Forum Participation.- Alternative Explanations for the Results.- Significance of the Results.- References.- Appendix A.- Appendix B.

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