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December 9, 1950

Experiments in Social Process: A Symposium on Social Psychology

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1322. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150096048

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To consider current social problems, the technics being developed or refined for their solution and the results of recent experimentation and study in the field of social psychology, experts in various branches of the field were invited to participate in a symposium at the University of Chicago in November 1947. The reports of participants, describing representative samples of recent work and their anticipated application to broader social problems, are presented in the first eight chapters of this book. In the ninth chapter all members of the symposium are joined by a nuclear physicist for a round table discussion of the ways in which the physical and social scientists can best cooperate to remove the threat of mass destruction arising from the development of atomic energy. A relatively young science, social psychology is able to report progress and look forward to even greater advances largely because of improved methodology. The sharpening

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