Accession Number : AD0626751

Title :   THE PICTURE DESCRIPTION TEST: RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF A HOMOGENEOUS SCALE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TENN

Personal Author(s) : Izard,Carroll E. ; Cherry,Eugene S. ; Arnold,Arch ; Fox,Jean

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The report concerns three further studies conducted with the Picture Description Test (PDT) (Izard, Randall, and Cherry, 1963). The first study utilized an Army sample devising a key for that population which discriminated between three adjustment level groups. The second study devised a key for scoring tests at the high school level. In addition, other personality measures were correlated with PDT scores for subsets of this sample. The third study investigated the use of the PDT with hospitalized mental patients. There was no overlap or inversion of mean scores between the mean scores of patient and control groups, although the amount of variance prevented clearcut statistical separation of the two. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)), PERSONALITY, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MENTAL DISORDERS, ANXIETY, ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE