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dc.contributor.authorHoffman, Herbert Jacoben_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T15:57:02Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T15:57:02Z
dc.date.issued1963
dc.date.submitted1963
dc.identifier.otherb14686648
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/29664
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between the global health level of the personality and perceptual behavior was explored in a fundamental manner independent of specific needs, drives, or psychopathology. Current psychoanalytic theory regarding the nature and functions of the ego served as the basis for the personality construct selected, ego strength. The ability to test reality served to establish the connection between level of ego strength and adequacy of the perceptual system. The selection of the operational definition of ego strength involved the consideration of a number of factors including the population to be studied, the independence of the operation from the behavior under study, the relationship to other research, and the congruence between the measure and the construct's description. An extensive review of the Barron Ego-Strength Scale, a sub-scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), indicted that it was the most reliable and valid measure of ego strength currently available [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectEgo (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleEgo strength in relation to perception of visual illusionsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.mmsid99175770970001161


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