Subseries AC/137(DP) - Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology

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Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology


  • 1959 (Creation)

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The AC/137(DP) chronological series contains the records of the Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology. Established by a Science Committee decision on 23 September 1959 (see AC/137-R/5), the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology defined its terms of reference at its first meeting on 2–3 November 1959. Its role was to organize a defence psychology conference in summer 1960 and to advise the Office of the Science Adviser on the actions to be taken in order to develop research on defence psychology. After the first meeting, this working group’s documents were no longer given their own specific reference but were simply incorporated into the Science Committee’s chronological document series (AC/137).

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Documents in the AC/137(DP) chronological series focus on the defence aspects of psychology. The group circulated just one document under the reference AC/137(DP), the minutes of a meeting held in Paris on 2-3 November 1959 (see AC/137(DP)R/1). This document reports on the working group’s terms of reference and research projects, and on the organization of a conference. Also mentioned are the International Congress of Psychology and defence psychology in the USSR.

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There is only one document, a meeting record (R).

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The records were circulated in NATO’s two official languages, English and French.

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