The Catharsis Hypothesis and Some Consequences of Interaction with Aggressive and Neutral Play Objects1


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    This study was earned out with the assistance of a grant from the Committee on Advancement of Research of the University of Pennsylvania The author wishes to express his gratitude to Dr A Gladstone of Swarthmore College for his critical reading of the manuscript and to Mrs Betty Conley and Mrs Bertha Kohl who assisted in the implementation of the study Special thanks are due to Dr Laura Hooper, Director, and to the staff of the Illman-Carter Unit of the School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania for their interest and assistance and for their generosity in making available the facilities of the school for this study Manuscript received November 4, 7955