Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

The effects of favorable (i.e., normal) and unfavorable (i.e., mentally ill) labels were assessed using a Felt Figure Replacement Technique, a Comfortable Interpersonal Distance Scale, and a 7-point bi-polar scale. Female subjects portrayed various social schemata between figures labeling “self” and figures given a favorable or unfavorable label. The assumption was that unfavorably labeled figures would be placed further away from the self figure than favorably labeled figures. When the data of the 108 female college students were analyzed, there was a significant difference in the distance between the self figure and the favorably or unfavorably labeled figure. The self figure was placed closer to the mentally healthy figure than to the mentally ill figure.

Advisor

Thomas T. Jackson

Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1979 Omega Galliano

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