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UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVES
FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Elizabeth Townsend, Rapporteur

Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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STEERING COMMITTEE ON UNDERSTANDING NARRATIVES FOR NATIONAL SECURITY PURPOSES: A WORKSHOP

CARMEN MEDINA (Chair), MedinAnalytics, LLC

SARA COBB, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

BETTY SUE FLOWERS, Department of English, University of Texas, Austin

JEFFREY C. JOHNSON, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

DAVID MATSUMOTO, Department of Psychology, College of Science and Engineering, San Francisco State University

DOUG RANDALL, Protagonist

SUJEETA BHATT, Study Director

ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, Research Associate

RENÉE L. WILSON GAINES, Senior Program Assistant

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COMMITTEE ON A DECADAL SURVEY OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES FOR APPLICATIONS TO NATIONAL SECURITY

PAUL R. SACKETT (Chair), Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

GARY G. BERNTSON, Psychology Department, Ohio State University

KATHLEEN M. CARLEY, School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research International, Carnegie Mellon University

NOSHIR S. CONTRACTOR, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Communications, and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

NANCY J. COOKE, The Polytechnic School, Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University

BARBARA ANNE DOSHER, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine

JEFFREY C. JOHNSON, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

SALLIE KELLER, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, National Capital Region

DAVID MATSUMOTO, Department of Psychology, College of Science and Engineering, San Francisco State University

CARMEN MEDINA, MedinAnalytics, LLC

FRAN P. MOORE, CENTRA Technology, Inc.

JONATHAN D. MORENO, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

JOY ROHDE, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

JEFFREY W. TALIAFERRO, Department of Political Science, Tufts University

GREGORY F. TREVERTON, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, School of International Relations, University of Southern California

JEREMY M. WOLFE, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology, Harvard Medical School

SUJEETA BHATT, Study Director

ALEXANDRA BEATTY, Senior Program Officer

JULIE ANNE SCHUCK, Program Officer

ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, Research Associate

RENÉE L. WILSON GAINES, Senior Program Assistant

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BOARD ON BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE, AND SENSORY SCIENCES

SUSAN T. FISKE (Chair), Department of Psychology and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

JOHN BAUGH, Department of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

LAURA L. CARSTENSEN, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

JUDY DUBNO, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

JENNIFER EBERHARDT, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

ROBERT L. GOLDSTONE, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

DANIEL R. ILGEN, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University

NANCY G. KANWISHER, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JANICE KIECOLT-GLASER, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

BILL C. MAURER, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine

STEVEN E. PETERSEN, Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

DANA M. SMALL, Department of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School

TIMOTHY J. STRAUMAN, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

JEREMY M. WOLFE, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology, Harvard Medical School

BARBARA A. WANCHISEN, Director

THELMA COX, Program Coordinator

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Acknowledgments

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings: Michael Schrage, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Leah C. Windsor, Department of Political Science, University of Memphis.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Philip E. Rubin, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, Connecticut. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

Carmen Medina, Chair
Steering Committee on Understanding Narratives
for National Security Purposes: A Workshop

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Beginning in October 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a set of workshops designed to gather information for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security. The sixth workshop focused on understanding narratives for national security purposes, and this publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from this workshop.

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