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An Analysis of Similarities and Convergences among Theories of Personality of Contemporary Personality Theorists

Description: The main purpose of this study is to present an organized summary of some of the outstanding contemporary psychoanalytic theories of personality which have evolved during the past fifty or sixty years and to identify the similarities and convergences of these theoretical positions.
Date: May 1961
Creator: Karraker, Mary E.

Anxiety in Elementary School Children as a Function of Intelligence, Self-Concept and Ordinal Birth Position

Description: It shall be the purpose of this study to continue this delineation of the dynamics of anxiety. An attempt shall be made to study the nature of anxiety, especially in elementary school children, as it relates to three other factors: namely, intelligence, self-concept and ordinal birth position.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Scott, Myrtle M.

Anxiety in Jailees as Indicated by the Rorschach Test

Description: This study concerns an evaluation of anxiety levels in jailees awaiting trial in a county jail. Detecting anxiety which had been overtly controlled, and apparently hidden called for the use of a projective technique. Such an instrument would have the additional advantage of minimizing the effect of the observer upon the observed.
Date: August 1960
Creator: Haddan, Eugene E.

Anxiety Levels of Creative, Performing Musicians

Description: The term creativity will be used in this paper to denote the unique imposition of the personality upon, in this case, the instrument selected and the work performed. The result of the creativity, the performance, is in the indefinable but, to a competent judge, readily recognizable area of true artistry, and represents, at best, a spontaneity resulting from interaction with unconscious processes after the conscious mastery of the technical problems of the particular instrument. For the purposes of this study, May's definition of anxiety is as good and workable as any: "Anxiety is the apprehension cued off by a threat to some value which the individual holds essential to his existence as a personality. In the case of the musician, the threatened value is his desire (and necessity, in terms of his self concept) to pursue music as a career. When his career is threatened or depreciated, the result is anxiety, which manifests itself in various forms of irrational behavior, physical symptoms, and inadequate adjustments to everyday situations.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Davidson, Norma Lewis

Authoritarianism and Intellectual Abilities at the College Level

Description: This thesis investigates approaches to the problem from a learning-sociological point of view, because it gives a more complete concept of the authoritarian personality. Within the framework of this theory, it was generally found that the authoritarian personality is rigid; is concrete in its thinking; does not handle abstractions or material dealing with human relations easily; prefers instead to deal with well organized and well ordered material.
Date: January 1965
Creator: Gaulden, Gary L.

The Bender-Gestalt Test: A Factor Analytic Study of Each Design as it Relates to Various Individual Personality Traits

Description: Is it possible that the Bender-Gestalt (B-G) protocol of an individual is complex of many different, discrete, perceptual tests? Is it possible to find the relationships among the scoring factors for the B-G and by factor analysis find some systematic order among the individual designs useful in predicting specific behavioral propensities? If a consistent relationship can be shown to exist between scorable deviations on the B-G designs and certain personality variables among individuals, then perhaps a start can be made toward predictive validity of the B-G.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Yeargan, Dollye

Changes in Self Concept Associated with Exposure to Theories of Personality

Description: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of classroom lectures regarding personality theory on the incongruencies of one's self concept. Relying heavily upon the individual's drive toward integration, health, and self-actualization as summarized in the preceding section, as it is contended that, while some information will be rejected because of one's tendency to maintain and preserve established consistencies within himself, the individual's inherent motivation toward personal growth will result in the assimilation of many of these basic psychological beliefs into his own personality structure.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Temple, Janice E.

The Columbia Mental Maturity Scale and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children : a Comparative Study Utilizing Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Males

Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare the 1959 revision of the Columbia Mental Maturity Scale (CMMS) with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) for use as a psychometric instrument for determining the mental ability of mentally retarded male children.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Garnett, Richard E.

A Comparative Study of Anxiety between Science and Art Majors

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the levels of anxiety in college freshmen and seniors from the Departments of Science and Art at North Texas State College by using the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale. It is hoped that the findings uncovered by this study will be of help to others interested in investigating and exploring this area.
Date: May 1960
Creator: Benningfield, Milo Francis

Comparison of Male and Female Homosexuals and Heterosexuals on the Masculinity/Femininity Scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory

Description: In the present study it was hypothesized that male homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual men and that female homosexuals would score significantly higher on the Masculinity/ Femininity scale of the Minnesota Multi-Phasic Personality Inventory than would heterosexual females.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Pugh, Robert E.

A Comparison of Miller Analogies Test Scores with Undergraduate and Graduate Grade-Point Averages of Graduate Students

Description: The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the Miller Analogies Test scores of graduate school students and their undergraduate grade-point averages, as well as to find the relationship between Miller Analogies Test scores and the grade-point averages in graduate school of these students. A secondary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between each of the following variables: sex, age, curriculum and the performance levels of the subjects.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Matlosz, Don

A Comparison of Scores Made on the MMPI and CTMM by Two Groups of Juvenile Delinquents Apprehended for Auto Theft and a Group of Non-Delinquents

Description: The problem of this study was to determine if juvenile delinquents who commit auto theft without an accomplice differ significantly in certain characteristics from those who commit such thefts with one of more confederates. The characteristics investigated were: (1) scores made on individual scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and (2) intellectual ability as measured by the California Short-Form Test of Mental Maturity. Furthermore, the same characteristics were examined to determine if a significant difference existed between each of the groups of juvenile delinquents and a group of juveniles who did not have a record of delinquency and attended Sunday School classes regularly.
Date: May 1963
Creator: Sypert, Walter Charles