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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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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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Wakefield, James A., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1975
The MMPI scales were scored for items appearing only on one scale (nonoverlapping) and for items appearing on more than one scale (overlapping). Overlapping scales significantly corresponded with neuroticism, psychoticism and extraversion while nonoverlapping scales insignificantly corresponded with the same theoretical constructs. (Author/SE)
Descriptors: Adults, Factor Analysis, Individual Characteristics, Neurosis
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Endler, Norman S.; Okada, Marilyn – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1975
The S-R Inventory of General Trait Anxiousness was administered to samples of normal youth, normal adult, neurotic, and psychotic subjects. The practical and theoretical uses of the inventory are discussed, and it is specifically indicated how the inventory could be used to extend the Speilberger state-trait anxiety theory. (Author)
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Comparative Analysis, Individual Characteristics