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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Psychology

Degree Name

Thesis (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

1970

Keywords

Aggressiveness, Thematic Apperception Test, People with mental disabilities

Abstract

There are nuiaerous ways of conceptualizing 9 large body of roGearch. OftBri studies differ on more than one variable* This is particularly true of investigations into the possible relationship between TAT performance and overt aggressive behavior* Little con-- distent systematic research ha.'j been undertaken in this area. Instead of holding a number of experimental variables or dimensions constant across studies in order to fully explore the effects of a given independ.ent variable, researchers arbitrarily select experimental dimensions. Thus there are a vast variety ox distinctly different populations examined on the basis of differing oriteiia of what con-ititutes aggressive behavior. To further complicate the matter, responses' to anything from one to twenty T.AT or TAT-].lVc cards have been scored by systems often unique to a given study.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/m9bq-nh95

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