ERIC Number: EJ344984
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1986
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Cognitive Set and Clinical Inference: Referral Information May Not (Always) Affect Psychosocial Assessment.
Abraham, Ivo L.
Social Behavior and Personality, v14 n1 p51-58 1986
Studied the effects of general referral information about a client on subsequent clinical inferences. Nursing students (N=54) were randomly assigned to "referral information" or "no referral information" conditions before being presented with additional data. Clinical inferential tasks included the assessment of maladjustment, client stress, depressive status, psychiatric emergency, and global psychosocial functioning. Tests consistently yielded nonsignificant results. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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