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The Relationship of Individual Choice Status to Severity of Personal Problems

The Relationship of Individual Choice Status to Severity of Personal Problems

Date: 1958
Creator: Cooley, C. Ewing
Description: The present study is intended to be, as far as possible, an exhaustive examination of sociometric status groupings in regard to the way in which members of the group rate themselves and the others in their groups concerning happiness, problems and worry.
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A Comparison of Physics and Psychology Majors on FIRO-B Variables

A Comparison of Physics and Psychology Majors on FIRO-B Variables

Date: January 1960
Creator: McCown, John Rae
Description: It is the basic assumption of this study that a relationship exists between the interpersonal needs of inclusion, control, and affection and occupational choice as indicated by college major. Studies in the area of vocational choice have largely dealt with people who are practicing the vocation, leaving doubt as to whether people are attracted to the vocation as a result of need-satisfaction behavior, or whether the people determine their orientation by practicing the occupation. The need for further clarification of these questions was recognized, and this study was an effort to add to the evidence for or against the validity of the concept of interpersonal need satisfaction as a factor in vocational choice.
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A Study of Personality Patterns of Aspirants to the Ministry of the Episcopal Church

A Study of Personality Patterns of Aspirants to the Ministry of the Episcopal Church

Date: May 1960
Creator: Clark, David D.
Description: It is the purpose of this study to investigate the personality patterns of a group of applicants who have been under the auspices of the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and have received a psychiatric and psychological evaluation. The various aspects of their examinations will be investigated to determine what personality types have been more acceptable in this diocese and subsequent success in their vocation.
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A Comparison of Empathic Ability between Business and Psychology Majors

A Comparison of Empathic Ability between Business and Psychology Majors

Date: January 1961
Creator: Sturhahn, Edward M.
Description: This study was undertaken in the belief that students of psychology possess a significantly greater degree of empathic ability than do students of other college majors. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is any significant difference in empathic ability between psychology students and business students as a group.
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The Effects of Group Discussion on Some Dimensions of Personality

The Effects of Group Discussion on Some Dimensions of Personality

Date: May 1961
Creator: Remeny, John Allen
Description: It is the basic hypothesis of this study that there exists a relationship between personal attitude and value changes and participation in group discussion. The purpose of this study will be an attempt to assess how some personality variables change as a result of group discussion.
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Increasing the Social Interaction in a Fifth-Grade Class: a Sociometric Study

Increasing the Social Interaction in a Fifth-Grade Class: a Sociometric Study

Date: May 1961
Creator: Baugh, James Robert
Description: The purpose of this study is to change the structure of a fifth-grade class in order to increase the social interaction of the group.
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The Influence of Rural and Urban Residence on Friendship Choices as Measured by a Sociometric Technique

The Influence of Rural and Urban Residence on Friendship Choices as Measured by a Sociometric Technique

Date: August 1961
Creator: Friedberg, Frank Theodore
Description: This study will be concerned with evaluating the degree of acceptance of rural students in an urban school. Because of increased interaction between the two groups on account of better modes of transportation, consolidation of schools, and a general trend in creating a more homogenous environment between the two groups the following null hypotheses have been formulated: 1. That there will be no significant difference in acceptance between the rural and urban pupils. 2. That there will be no significant differences in the number of cross-sex choices given or received by the two groups. 3. That there will be no significant discrimination between rural and urban school mates in clique formation.
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Group Dimension Measurement in a Southern Baptist Church

Group Dimension Measurement in a Southern Baptist Church

Date: January 1962
Creator: Patterson, Nelton Duward
Description: The purpose of this study is to get some concrete evidence that group principles can be applied to church groups in an effective manner. The more immediate purpose is to improve the relations in the individual classes so that they will have a feeling of belongingness, relatedness, or close affiliation. It is the purpose of this experiment to help these individuals find the fulfillment of their personal needs that can be supplied in the Sunday School class.
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Relationships of Sociometric Inconsistencies with Negativism in a Child Care Institution

Relationships of Sociometric Inconsistencies with Negativism in a Child Care Institution

Date: August 1962
Creator: Hutton, Jerry B.
Description: Since there has been an abundance of research concerning high and low social status and little on inconsistents, the present study intends to shed some understanding of this group by comparing their feelings and attitudes to the highs and lows. Four principle areas are emphasized: family relationships, attitude toward sex, interpersonal relationships and self concept, with sub-areas lending added data.
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Self-Ratings on Traits Associated with Creativity as Related to Performance on Two Tests of Creative Ability

Self-Ratings on Traits Associated with Creativity as Related to Performance on Two Tests of Creative Ability

Date: June 1963
Creator: Tarte, Robert D.
Description: The first objective of this thesis was to determine the relationship between scores on the AC Test of Creative Ability and scores on the Cree Questionnaire. This task was undertaken as a response to the scarcity of comparative data among the few objective measures of creative ability which are currently available. The second objective was to construct a self-rating scale of personality traits shown by past research to be associated with creativity. The third objective was to investigate the relationship between scores on each of the two standardized measures of creative ability and scores on the self-rating scale of traits related to creativity.
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A Study of the Concurrent Validity of the AC Test of Creative Ability in a College Situation

A Study of the Concurrent Validity of the AC Test of Creative Ability in a College Situation

Date: August 1963
Creator: Baxter, Patricia James
Description: The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is to obtain further evidence of the concurrent validity of the AC Test of Creative Ability. Further, and more specifically, it is concerned with the generalization of previously indicated validity of the AC Test to a college situation.
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The Effects of Verbal Praise and Reproof on the Level of Aspiration of Institutionalized Mental Defectives

The Effects of Verbal Praise and Reproof on the Level of Aspiration of Institutionalized Mental Defectives

Date: January 1964
Creator: Kelley, George L.
Description: The study to be reported was designed to investigate the effects of verbal praise and reproof, from persons in authority, on the LOA and subsequent performance of institutionalized defectives.
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Intra-test Scatter on the Shipley-Hartford Abstraction Scale and Its Relationship to Schizophrenia

Intra-test Scatter on the Shipley-Hartford Abstraction Scale and Its Relationship to Schizophrenia

Date: May 1964
Creator: Rogers, Thomas Darwyn
Description: The present study will be concerned with the reliability of the Shipley-Hartford Abstraction Scale as an instrument for diagnosis of schizophrenia and personality disorders.
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Levels of Psychological Health Related to the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Test

Levels of Psychological Health Related to the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Test

Date: June 1964
Creator: Bonney, Lewis A.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to develop an operationally defined standard of psychological health which will be proposed as: 1) one of the goals of psychotherapy; 2) a device for aiding in the evaluation of psychotherapy, and 3) a tool for screening those individuals in the general population who are in need of counseling in order to maintain their mental health.
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Motivational Differences between High and Low Normal Groups

Motivational Differences between High and Low Normal Groups

Date: August 1964
Creator: White, Patricia Carol
Description: The need for a concise definition of the normal, healthy personality prompted a study of high normal and low normal students enrolled at North Texas State University. Such a definition would facilitate the activities of several areas of applied psychology--psychotherapy, quantification of objective means of rating the general health of an individual's personality, the development of criteria against which to measure the success of mental health clinic programs.
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The Functioning of Immediate Verbal Feedback in Paired Associative Learning with Normals and Retardates

The Functioning of Immediate Verbal Feedback in Paired Associative Learning with Normals and Retardates

Date: August 1965
Creator: Ferrara, Joseph William
Description: The central purpose of this study is to ascertain the function of immediate verbal feedback after each response on learning a paired associative task with normal and retarded subjects.
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A Comparison of the Relative Ego Strengths of Two Prison Groups and a Non-Prison Group as Measured by the IES Test

A Comparison of the Relative Ego Strengths of Two Prison Groups and a Non-Prison Group as Measured by the IES Test

Date: January 1966
Creator: Stevenson, David Michael
Description: This study was concerned with the differences between two types of prisoners on a personality dimension and differences between these prison groups an a non-prison population. The impetus for this study stemmed from the development of a new test designed to scientifically measure the Freudian concept of the personality structures, the id, ego, and superego.
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The Effects of Degree of Structure of Paradigm and Reinforcement on Awareness and Verbal Operant Conditioning of Hospitalized Children

The Effects of Degree of Structure of Paradigm and Reinforcement on Awareness and Verbal Operant Conditioning of Hospitalized Children

Date: January 1970
Creator: Maxwell, Judith M.
Description: The present experiment is designed to test certain hypotheses made concerning the nature of conditioning in a verbal operant paradigm, and the relationship of such conditioning with awareness of contingencies.
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The Relationship between Incongruency, Dogmatism, and Social Desirability in College Students

The Relationship between Incongruency, Dogmatism, and Social Desirability in College Students

Date: June 1970
Creator: Robertson, Floyd V.
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between the concepts of incongruency, dogmatism, and social desirability. It was assumed that high scores of social desirability would be related to low incongruity scores while high dogmatism scores would be related to high incongruity scores. The relationship between social desirability scores and dogmatism scores was also investigated.
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A Study of the Relationship between Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Scores and Koppitz's Human Figure Drawing Test Scores for Mentally Retarded Children

A Study of the Relationship between Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Scores and Koppitz's Human Figure Drawing Test Scores for Mentally Retarded Children

Date: June 1970
Creator: Childers, John H.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to determine whether Koppitz's developmental scoring techniques of mental maturity are applicable to mentally retarded children ages 5 to 12.
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Effects of a Preschool Program on Psycholinguistic Abilities of Culturally Deprived Children

Effects of a Preschool Program on Psycholinguistic Abilities of Culturally Deprived Children

Date: August 1970
Creator: Martin, Martha K.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psycholinguistic abilities which the disadvantaged child brings with him to the preschool setting, and the growth in language development made during his participation in the program.
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Parental Roles and Behavior in Children

Parental Roles and Behavior in Children

Date: December 1970
Creator: McLendon, David M.
Description: This investigation was concerned with the goals parents set for their children, the child-rearing methods parents use to instill their goals in the child, and the behavioral and personality characteristics of the child. To measure these dimensions, participation was solicited from parents who had children enrolled in the North Texas State University Laboratory School.
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The Semantic Differential as a Measure of Sexual Differences

The Semantic Differential as a Measure of Sexual Differences

Date: May 1971
Creator: Lynd, Robert S.
Description: The purpose of this research study was to determine whether the semantic differential could measure in the college population the variation in meaning of selected masculine and feminine concepts as a function of sex difference.
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Beliefs of Internal Versus External Control and Their Relationship to Stage of Moral Judgment

Beliefs of Internal Versus External Control and Their Relationship to Stage of Moral Judgment

Date: August 1971
Creator: Coulter, Wylie A.
Description: This investigation sought to explore the relationship of Julian Rotter's concept of internal versus external control (I-E) to stages of moral judgment. The I-E dimension is defined as the attribution by the individual of responsibility for behavioral outcomes to either oneself or to outside entities. The internal oriented person believes that the events in which he is involved lie within his control. Conversely, the external oriented person believes that the events that happen to him are controlled by other factors.
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