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Schizophrenics, Social distance


An important step in learning to understand social behavior is the development of a technique to measure the degree of attraction between individuals. A number of researchers have suggested the usefulness of a figure placement technique as a nonverbal measure of interpersonal attraction (Weinstein, 1965; Carlson & Price, 1966; Fisher, 196?; Levinger Sc Gunner, 196?; Gottheil, Corey, & Paredes, 1968; Tolor, 1968; Higgins , Peterson, & LiseLotte, 1969), This technique is based on the earlier work of Kuethe (1962, 196^) on social schemata. Silhouette representations of huiaan figures are placed upon a neutral background in order to assess subjects' cognitive dispositions toward their interpersonal world.