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Preventing nuclear conflict : what can the behavioral sciences contribute?

Author: James P Kahan; Rand Corporation.; Carnegie Corporation of New York.; Ford Foundation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand, ©1983.
Series: Rand note, N-2070-CC/FF/RC.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Note addresses one of the most crucial issues of our time, prevention of nuclear war, from the perspective of the behavioral sciences. The Note contends that the direct applicability of empirically derived behavioral principles to international policymaking has yet to be proved. A great body of research dealing directly with human behavior lies at the core of the behavioral sciences. Findings from this  Read more...
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Preventing nuclear conflict.
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, ©1983
(OCoLC)622004429
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Kahan; Rand Corporation.; Carnegie Corporation of New York.; Ford Foundation.
OCLC Number: 12050402
Notes: "December 1983."
Description: xiii, 95 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Rand note, N-2070-CC/FF/RC.
Responsibility: J.P. Kahan [and others] ; prepared for the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation.

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"This Note addresses one of the most crucial issues of our time, prevention of nuclear war, from the perspective of the behavioral sciences. The Note contends that the direct applicability of empirically derived behavioral principles to international policymaking has yet to be proved. A great body of research dealing directly with human behavior lies at the core of the behavioral sciences. Findings from this research should be able to contribute to the understanding of critical human decisions, intentions, and actions that could help prevent, as well as give rise to, nuclear war. Moving beyond questions of the immediate applicability of the behavioral sciences to such critical issues, this Note explores some potential contributions that evidence from the behavioral sciences could make in the future. A scenario is presented that posits an escalation of tension between the Soviet Union and the United States that culminates in a strategic nuclear exchange. A specific intervention using behaviorally based principles is then added to the scenario and explained."--Rand abstracts.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/195777978#Topic\/atomkrieg<\/a>> # Atomkrieg<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Atomkrieg<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/195777978#Topic\/guerre_nucleaire_aspect_psychologique<\/a>> # Guerre nucl\u00E9aire--Aspect psychologique<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Guerre nucl\u00E9aire--Aspect psychologique<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/195777978#Topic\/guerre_nucleaire_prevention<\/a>> # Guerre nucl\u00E9aire--Pr\u00E9vention<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Guerre nucl\u00E9aire--Pr\u00E9vention<\/span>\"@fr<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/195777978#Topic\/kriegsverhutung<\/a>> # Kriegsverh\u00FCtung<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Kriegsverh\u00FCtung<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/195777978#Topic\/verhaltenswissenschaften<\/a>> # Verhaltenswissenschaften<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Verhaltenswissenschaften<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010103989<\/a>> # Nuclear warfare--Psychological aspects<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Nuclear warfare--Psychological aspects<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/cau<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0dcterms:identifier<\/a> \"cau<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1039925<\/a>> # Nuclear crisis control<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Nuclear crisis control<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1040937<\/a>> # Nuclear warfare--Psychological aspects<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Nuclear warfare--Psychological aspects<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204155<\/a>> # United States.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"United States.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1210281<\/a>> # Soviet Union.<\/span>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a schema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0schema:name<\/a> \"Soviet Union.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.<\/div>
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