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Munford, Paul R.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1976
This case study demonstrates the value of conceptualizing functional somatic disorders as operants. The subject, an adolescent girl, diagnosed as having a "hysterical neurosis," manifested the symptoms of incessant coughing and mutism. The cough and mutism were treated by extinction and shaping, respectively. Positive results were obtained.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Conditioning
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Dollinger, Stephen J. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1983
Describes the use of behavioral procedures as part of systems-oriented family therapy for the treatment of an adolescent girl's functional blackouts. Treatment successfully eliminated blackouts without directly addressing clear psychosexual issues. Discusses the case in terms of conceptualizing etiology and treatments and advocates working with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Counseling Techniques
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Atkins, David C.; Dimidjian, Sona; Bedics, Jamie D.; Christensen, Andrew – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
The association between depression and relationship distress as well as the impact of treatment for the one on the other was examined across 2 treatment-seeking samples: individuals seeking treatment for depression (N = 120) and couples seeking marital therapy (N = 134 couples). Although there was a baseline association between depression and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Therapy, Depression (Psychology), Marriage Counseling
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Mehrabian, Albert; Weinstein, Lisa – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1985
In a preliminary study of a single group of suicide attempters, male and female subjects did not differ in temperament characteristics. Data from both sexes indicated that suicide-prone individuals have unpleasant, arousable, and submissive temperaments, with arousability a strong discriminator of suicide attempters relative to the general…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Arousal Patterns, Neurosis, Personality Traits
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Tori, Christopher; Worell, Leonard – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973
This study compared counterconditioning, expectancy and cognitive coping variables in reducing fear and anxiety of snake-phobic college students. The outcome measures of the high-expectancy placebo group and the two cognitive-coping groups were significantly superior to those of the counter-conditioning and no-treatment groups, thus supporting the…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Conditioning, Desensitization, Expectation
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Lehrer, Paul M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Compared physiological effects of progressive relaxation, alpha feedback, and a no-treatment condition. Nonpatients showed more psychophysiological habituation than patients in response to hearing very loud tones and to reaction time tasks. Patients showed greater physiological response to relaxation than nonpatients. After relaxation, autonomic…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Neurosis, Patients, Physiology
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Eysenck, H. J.; James, Leonard E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1975
H. J. Eyseneck comments on the relation between A-B status of therapists and success of treatment in the first article. The second article contains a reply by Leonard E. James. (HMV)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Behavioral Science Research, Counseling Effectiveness, Neurosis
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Emmons, Timothy D.; Webb, Warren W. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1974
Results lend support to the position that psychopaths are pathological stimulation seekers. Channeling their stimulation seeking into socially accepted behaviors may facilitate treatment. (Author)
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Individual Differences, Neurosis, Psychological Patterns
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Staples, Fred R.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1976
Three behavior therapists and three analytically oriented psychotherapists treated a total of 60 neurotic outpatients for four months. It was concluded that patient improvement was more a function of patient characteristics than of specific therapist interventions. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness, Empathy
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King, David G.; Blaney, Paul H. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Asked each of 41 psychologists to "refer" each of six case vignettes (two schizophrenic, two neurotic, and two "other") to the colleague he/she believed would be most effective with that case. A therapists received more schizophrenic than neurotic referrals, whereas B therapists received more neurotic than schizophrenic referrals. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Evaluation, Neurosis
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Sadd, Susan; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Fear of success and failure scales were administered. Scores were intercorrelated. Results indicated fear of success is not unidimensional. Measures of fear of success and fear of failure were highly related. Stable orthogonal factors were obtained: fear of success, test anxiety, sex-role-related attitudes, neurotic insecurity, and the value of…
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Failure, Fear of Success
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Butler, Gillian; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1991
Assigned 57 subjects meeting criteria for generalized anxiety disorder to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), behavior therapy (BT), or a waiting-list control group. Made assessments before treatment, after treatment, and six months later. Results showed a consistent pattern of change favoring CBT in measures of anxiety, depression, and cognition.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Restructuring
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Tarter, Ralph E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1988
Research suggests predisposition toward alcoholism and drug abuse by inherited behavioral propensities or temperaments which, through interaction with the physical and social environments, shape the development of the personality. Certain personality characteristics, specifically antisocial and neurotic traits, are also linked with the risk for…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Drug Abuse
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Lweinsohn, Peter M.; Graf, Michael – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973
The relationship between engaging in pleasant activities and mood was examined as a function of age, sex, and diagnostic group (depressed, nondepressed, psychiatric and normal controls). Results indicate that: (1) a significant relationship existed between mood level and number of pleasant activities of all groups; (2) psychiatric controls and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Theories, Depression (Psychology), Mental Disorders
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Friedman, Alan F.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1981
Constructed three new scales (neurotic, psychotic, and maladjustment overlap scales) to test the hypothesis that overlapping items of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory scales measure factors common to the criterion groups associated with the scales. Results support the hypothesis and the validity of the three new scales. (WAS)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Emotional Adjustment, Individual Differences, Neurosis
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