A study to measure the stimulus value of color as an indicator of an individual's emotional relationship to the environment
Le Bel, Richard Aime
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Summary of the study.-- This study was concerned with the separation capacity of color responses when reacted to within a structured and unstructured frame of reference. Two groups of children were selected by means of a Q-sort designed to discriminate between extratensive and introversive behavior. Classroom teachers described each child, in their class, using the Q-sort. Children whose scores fell in the fourth quartile were matched with children whose scores fel I in the first quartile with regard for the variables sex, chronological age, intelligence, mental age, and socio-economic status. A Pure-Color Blot Test, designed by the author, was administered to one-half of the experimental group. They were then given the Rorschach Test. The remaining half of the group responded to the Rorschach Test first and then the Pure-Color Blots. Three separate protocols were obtained for each child. One was a verbatim record of their responses to each color card in terms of I) their first mental association, and 2) how they felt when they looked at the color. Another was a completely scored Rorschach protocol which included a verbatim record of the content and Inquiry. The third was an extrapolation of Rorschach data. The erlebnistyp and supporting ratios were scored and summarized in a separate protocol. Three qualified psychologists reacted to each prqtocol. Their scores were correlated with the score obtained by the classroom teacher. The degree of correlation between the scores was assumed to be representative of the separation capacity of each protocol. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University.