Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

Funeral selection as a function of field-dependence and field-independence was examined in this study. Subjects were identified as either field-dependent or field-independent on the basis of a group administered Hidden Figures Test and a figure drawing test. Four alternative funeral choices were rated by separate groups prior to the study in terms of social desirability. Established field-dependent and field-independent subjects were given a choice of one of four alternative funeral choices for a close friend or relative who had just died. The prediction that field-dependent subjects would choose a more socially desirable funeral than field-independent subjects was confirmed.

Advisor

James Ryabik

Date of Award

Fall 1970

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1970 Donald K. Schreiner

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