5.3. BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE DIVISION CASE[]

[] From the files of H. Triandis and David Day. The events are true, but the names of all the people and laboratories are fictional.

The Laboratory for Behavioral Sciences at Government R&D Lab (GRDL) has been under attack by the scientific director, Dr. Brown, because it has experienced substantial reductions in grants and contracts. Much of this reduction is attributable to an unfavorable climate for support of such research by the federal government. However, a team of managers from other divisions of GRDL who inspected the laboratory identified several internal problems as well.

The laboratory used to have a sizable research program consisting of $2–3 million a year, but in recent years grants and contracts ...

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