The Interpersonal Dimension of Personality1


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    The studies on which this paper is based have been sponsored by Permanente Foundation Hospital, Oakland, California, under the codirection of Hubert S Coffey, Ph.D, and Harvey Powelson, M D The current expanded research project is in part supported by the U S Public Health Service under the direction of Saxton T Pope, Jr, M D The authors are grateful to Dr Jean Walker Macfarlane for her editorial contributions to this article.

  • A four-year collaborative research study involving 200 subjects has provided the data on which the theories of variables presented in this article are based. For each subject there were available for study the protocols of ten personality tests and approximately one thousand verbal interactions obtained by the wire recording of group psychotherapy sessions.