Accession Number : AD0704951

Title :   RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SYMBOLIC THEMES OF DELUSIONAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL BACKGROUND.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 63-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PSYCHIATRY D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Raymond L. ; Gross,Herbert S.

Report Date : 09 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Potential methods for semantic analysis of schizophrenic verbal behavior were studied. The application of a semantic differential on selected key words from current verbal productions by patients was found to provide data which could be studied statistically. The words were found to cluster and a simplified method using only three dimensions was developed which was sensitive to changes in the verbal behavior of the patients during their course in the hospital. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VERBAL BEHAVIOR, *PSYCHOSES), (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WORD ASSOCIATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SOCIOMETRICS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE