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ERIC Number: EJ165594
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Publication Date: 1977
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Blaming the Mother: An Experimental Investigation of Sex-Role Bias in Countertransference
Abramowitz, Christine V.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2, 1, 24-33, F 77
Male and female therapists read bogus case descriptions of families in which a boy or girl was depicted as athletically incompetent or obese and unattractive, and rendered judgments of mother versus father blame and treatment need. Mothers were implicated in children's psychopathologies slightly more than fathers, but less than expected. (Author)
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