Unit Cohesion

U.S. Military Integration of Religious, Ethnic, and Racial Minorities in the Twentieth Century

May 1, 2001
Margot Canaday
Palm Center White Paper

Throughout the twentieth century, the American military has brought together cultural, religious, and racial groups even when civilian life has been characterized by considerable prejudice towards such groups. Indeed, military integration has often proceeded at a faster pace than civilian integration. This publication describes five examples of this.  read more »

Does Social Cohesion Determine Motivation in Combat?

An Old Question with an Old Answer
July 30, 2006
Robert MacCoun, Elizabeth Kier, Aaron Belkin
Armed Forces and Society, Vol. 32 Number 4

Does Social Cohesion Determine Motivation in Combat? An Old Question with an Old Answer.

MacCoun, Kier and Belkin argue against the theory that successful unit performance is determined by social cohesion rather than task cohesion. 

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MacCoun, Kier and Belkin argue against the theory that successful unit performance is determined by social cohesion rather than task cohesion.  read more »

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