The effect of auditory occlusion on TAT responses of institutionalized delinquent, adolescent boys

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Lorenz Villeponteaux (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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J. Allen Watson

Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to examine the effect of not hearing one's voice on certain aspects of verbalization among delinquent boys. White noise masking(WNM) was used to occlude subjects' own voices from themselves. Forty(40) subjects from the John G. Richards School for Boys, Columbia, South Carolina, were selected and placed at random into four sample groups of ten(10) boys each. Two of these groups were experimental and two control. One experimental group and one control group were pretested and the others were not. The task of the subjects was to respond verbally to selected Thematic Apperception Test cards with the subjects in the experimental groups responding under WNM conditions.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Juvenile delinquents $x Language
Noise $x Psychological aspects
Juvenile delinquents $x Psychological testing

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