Laboratory Simulation Studies of Organizational Behavior Under Stress
Disaster Research Center
In September, 1963, a Disaster Research Center was established to study organizational behavior under stress. Two different settings for such a study were selected which resulted in two sponsorships: a. The field phase, where emphasis is on sending a team into communities immediately after they have experienced a major disaster (sponsored by the Office of Civil Defense), and b. The laboratory phase, were units of organizations are studied in a laboratory setting under more controlled conditions where stress situations can be manipulated. It was originally felt that work in both of these settings simultaneously would serve to strengthen each approach.
simulation studies, organizational behavior, stress, laboratory