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A Comparison of Performance and Levels of Aspiration of High and Low Anxious Males and Females

A Comparison of Performance and Levels of Aspiration of High and Low Anxious Males and Females

Date: August 1964
Creator: Cotten, Larry L.
Description: The present study was concerned with the relationship between level of aspiration and anxiety. Level of aspiration is a term used for goal setting behavior. In other words, if a person sets his goals high it is said that he has a high level of aspiration. Anxiety, for the purpose of the present study is assumed to possess drive properties. Theoretically, at least, a highly anxious person has a high drive level. This assumption may be warranted in terms of physiological unrest--causing an effort toward equilibrium or homeostasis; or it can be defended psychologically as the need to achieve or the need to prove one's abilities to himself. However, the present paper was not concerned directly with the current controversy of anxiety as a drive mechanism. Rather it was the general purpose of the study to determine whether or not highly anxious college students set their goals higher, in response to previous experimental success or failure experiences than low anxious students. To be more specific the purpose was to determine whether or not highly anxious subjects differ significantly from low anxious subjects with respect to responses on a level of aspiration task. The particular response measures or scores investigated on ...
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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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A Study of Ordinal Position and Social Introversion in Small Families

A Study of Ordinal Position and Social Introversion in Small Families

Date: August 1964
Creator: Blazi, Michael B.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to attempt to ascertain whether ordinal position is an indicator of social introversion as measured by number of organizations joined in families of a maximum of three children.
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The Experimental Draw-a-Group Projective Technique for Measuring Interpersonal Responsiveness

The Experimental Draw-a-Group Projective Technique for Measuring Interpersonal Responsiveness

Date: August 1965
Creator: Cookerly, John Richard
Description: The purpose of this study is to present an exploratory investigation into the possibility of developing a projective technique for measuring interpersonal responsiveness. The projective technique explored here is a form of drawing analysis based on the drawing of a group made by each subject in a tested population.
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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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An Analysis of the Relationship between Performance on the Revised Bender Visual-motor Gestalt Test and Scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

An Analysis of the Relationship between Performance on the Revised Bender Visual-motor Gestalt Test and Scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Date: August 1966
Creator: Porter, John William
Description: The primary problem of this study was to determine the relationship between BGT performance, as indexed by the Developmental Scoring System of Koppitz, and performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.
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A Study of the Personality Makeup of both Medically and Functionally Sterile Couples

A Study of the Personality Makeup of both Medically and Functionally Sterile Couples

Date: August 1966
Creator: Wilson, W. Elbert
Description: It is the purpose of this study to investigate three questions which, if answered, should bring about a better understanding of the factors contributing to functional or psychogenic sterility. The questions under investigation are: 1. Does there exist a measurable difference between the personality patterns of functionally sterile and medically sterile married women? 2. Does there exist a measurable difference between the personality patterns of functionally sterile and medically sterile married men? 3. Does there exist a measurable difference between the interaction of the personality patterns of functionally sterile couples and medically sterile couples?
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The Effect of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine on Social Dominance Behavior

The Effect of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine on Social Dominance Behavior

Date: June 1967
Creator: Lawrence, Carl Wayne
Description: This thesis analyzes the differences in social domination for test subjects treated with epinephrine, norepinephrine, and non-injection.
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Interrelationships among Religious Orientation, Church Attendance, and Certain Personality Variables of Female Neuropsychiatric Patients

Interrelationships among Religious Orientation, Church Attendance, and Certain Personality Variables of Female Neuropsychiatric Patients

Date: June 1967
Creator: Morris, Marvin Leon
Description: This study investigates the interrelationships among religious orientation, church attendance, and certain personality variable of female neuropsychiatric patients.
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Running Speed in the Long Path of a Single Choice Maze as a Function of Frustration in the Short Path

Running Speed in the Long Path of a Single Choice Maze as a Function of Frustration in the Short Path

Date: May 1968
Creator: Harris, Dickie A.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to further investigate the effects of frustration on the reward value of a goal object. Under the assumption that animals will learn to take the shortest path to a goal and that the reward value of an object will increase as effort increases, the following hypothesis was proposed: If rats are frustrated in the short path of a single choice maze (experimental group) then the experimental group's running time for the long path will be less than that of a control group not frustrated in the short path.
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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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Interrelationships between Measures of Personal-social Adjustment and Measures of Improvement in a Hospital Setting

Interrelationships between Measures of Personal-social Adjustment and Measures of Improvement in a Hospital Setting

Date: January 1970
Creator: Koehn, Sharon
Description: The purposes of this study were (1) to explore the possibility that sociometry can be a valuable prognostic method in milieu therapy, and (2) to investigate the validity of the "Draw-a-Group" (DAG) projective technique for measuring interpersonal responsiveness.
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An Investigation of the Self-concept of Children with Low Levels of Intelligence

An Investigation of the Self-concept of Children with Low Levels of Intelligence

Date: January 1970
Creator: Hughes, Ronald C.
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between intelligence and self-concept of children with low levels of mental maturity. In order to get a clearer picture of this relationship, the self-concept of children at various levels of mental deficiency was investigated.
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Pupil Classroom Sociability and Teacher Mode of Interpersonal Interaction

Pupil Classroom Sociability and Teacher Mode of Interpersonal Interaction

Date: January 1970
Creator: Walters, Robert H.
Description: The present study was designed to provide data bearing directly on the question of the influence of the preschool experience, and specifically, teacher behavior, on pupil social behavior.
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The Relation between the Self-concept and Values of Parents with Their Children

The Relation between the Self-concept and Values of Parents with Their Children

Date: January 1970
Creator: Mackenzie, Donna Lee
Description: In accordance with theories of Carmichael (19), Lecky (41), and Rogers (55), which suggest that adolescence is a time of redefining conceptions about one's self in relation to values, groups, and institutions in one's environment, the following hypotheses were proposed to be investigated in this study: 1. The difference between mothers' and fathers' self-concept scores is nonsignificant. 2. Parents have higher self-concepts than their children. 3. Parents of children with high self-concepts will differ significantly from parents of children with low self-concepts with respect to their values.
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The Relationship between Empathy and Supervisors' Ratings of Student Nurses

The Relationship between Empathy and Supervisors' Ratings of Student Nurses

Date: January 1970
Creator: Libbon, Joseph John
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between a measurement of empathy and performance of psychiatric student nurses.
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Test Anxiety, Low Self-esteem, and Conformity

Test Anxiety, Low Self-esteem, and Conformity

Date: January 1970
Creator: Lee, See Woo
Description: The present study has a threefold purpose. First, it will attempt to investigate whether the presentation of the bogus group norm is effective to exert influence on an individual subject to modify his original response in the direction of the norm. Secondly, it will investigate relationships between the subject's level of test anxiety and his conformity behavior in the simple judgmental situation. Thirdly, it will further explore whether test anxiety, as measured by a questionnaire, and low self-esteem, as measured by feelings of personal inadequacy, are comparable constructs.
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The Use of a Sentence Completion Survey as a Prognistic Indicator of Response to Marriage Counseling

The Use of a Sentence Completion Survey as a Prognistic Indicator of Response to Marriage Counseling

Date: May 1970
Creator: Huwieler, Robert W.
Description: The purpose of the present study was to explore the usefulness of an objectively scored self-rating sentence completion test in the development of objective prognostic statements regarding marital counseling.
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A Comparison of Responses Between Unwed and Married Pregnant Women on the MMPI

A Comparison of Responses Between Unwed and Married Pregnant Women on the MMPI

Date: June 1970
Creator: Vaughan, Benny Robert
Description: The purpose of this study will be to compare unwed mothers with married pregnant mothers on the Depression, Psychopathic Deviate and Hypomania scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. The major hypothesis is that the scores of the unwed mother will reflect more psychopathology which will be taken to indicate that the unwed mother's problems antedate their pregnancy. (The term, "psychopathology," as used herein is defined as any maladaptive behavior which is a result of inadequate personality development.)
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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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Validity Studies on the "Draw-a-Group" Projective Technique for Measuring Interpersonal Responsiveness

Validity Studies on the "Draw-a-Group" Projective Technique for Measuring Interpersonal Responsiveness

Date: June 1970
Creator: Lummus, Ona Sue
Description: As with all psychodiagnostic tests, before the "Draw-a-Group" can be considered a valuable instrument to the clinician, some basis for validity must be set. Although some research has been done on the "Draw-a-Group," sufficient validity has yet to be established. It is the purpose of this research to attempt to further establish the validity of the "Draw-a-Group." A related purpose is to attempt to further clarify which factors are related to interpersonal responsiveness.
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A Behavioral Approach Toward Strengthening Self-concept in Mental Retardates

A Behavioral Approach Toward Strengthening Self-concept in Mental Retardates

Date: August 1970
Creator: Uhler, Frank J.
Description: The objective of this study was to systematize a method of strengthening self-concept in mental retardates through the use of operant conditioning techniques. This objective was pursued by investigating the effect of rewarding positive responses about self.
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