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dc.contributor.authorBennett Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-17T20:25:41Z
dc.date.available2015-11-17T20:25:41Z
dc.date.issued1957
dc.date.submitted1957
dc.identifier.otherb14637881
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/13501
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractIt was the purpose of this investigation to determine whether the self-concept theory of adjustive change formulated by Rogers and his collaborators to characterize therapeutic change in neurotic individuals undergoing client-centered therapy, may be extended to describe adjustive change in individuals suffering from psychotic disorders who are being treated by means of electro-shock therapy. According to this theory, positive changes in level of psychological adjustment and behavior are invariably associated with modification of the self-concept in the direction of greater congruence between the conceptualized selves of the individual. This inference is, however, based almost entirely on research results involving patients suffering from minor personality disorders undergoing a specific form of psychotherapy, i.e., client-centered therapy. If the proposition is to gain the status of a general law of behavior change, it must be demonstrated in other classes of mental illness and with other forms of treatment. The present project is an exploratory investigation of this possibility. [TRUNCATED]en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleModification of the self-concept in electro-shock therapy.en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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