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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Psychology

Degree Name

Thesis (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

1970

Keywords

Schizophrenics, Social distance

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/9dte-hr66

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