ERIC Number: EJ402109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Varying the Order in which Positive and Negative Information Is Presented: Effects on Counselors' Judgments of Clients' Mental Health.
Pain, Michelle D.; Sharpley, Christopher F.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v36 n1 p3-7 Jan 1989
Studied ratings by Australian counseling psychology graduate students (N=38) and practicing counseling psychologists (N=40) of four hypothetical clients' mental health. Presented "good,""bad," and "neutral" information on each client and asked subjects to rate clients' on Global Assessment Scale. Found bad information presented earlier adversely affected ratings of good information presented later, especially among practicing-counselor group. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adults, Anorexia Nervosa, Anxiety, Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counselor Attitudes, Data Interpretation, Depression (Psychology), Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Individual Counseling, Mental Health, Psychological Evaluation, Suicide
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia