ERIC Number: ED158166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence as Reflected in Projected Afterimage Serials.
Smith, Gudmund J. W.; Danielsson, Anna
A serial visual afterimage (AI) test was administered to 136 normal and 75 anxiety-ridden children 4-16 years of age. The scoring of the AI serials involved signs of primitive functioning (size-constant and positive AIs), anxiety (large and dark AIs together with primitive AIs in older children) and process discontinuity (intermittent regressions to small, positive, or physiognomic AIs). Differences between normal and clinical children were generally highly significant in these respects. Special attention was directed to the difference between subjects with intermittent regressions to primitive functioning and subjects where regression represented a lasting functional alternative. The former subjects were more often characterized by paroxysmal or primary anxiety. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Social Science Research, Stockholm.
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