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ERIC Number: ED078059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-4
Pages: 11
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MF Scales: Instruments of Male Chauvinism or Responsible Tools of the Psychologist?
Harmon, Lenore W.
A study is made of the validity of the use of MF scales. It is pointed out that femininity is often a liability in the psychologist's office. Clients who have MF scores considered to be more appropriate for the opposite sex are threatened by them. If the clinician assumes the client has an abnormal score, the ensuing therapy usually will be directed toward changing the client to fit traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity. An alternative approach is for the clinician to face the client's fears and to help the client explore them. It is concluded that MF scales can be used responsibly by therapists who will use them to help individuals explore and accept their own personal mixture of masculinity and femininity. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at APA Convention (Honolulu, Hawaii, September 4, 1972)