Size Estimation of Pictures as a Function of Thematic Content for Schizophrenic and Normal Subjects1


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    This article is based on a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the PhD degree at Duke University The author wishes to express his appreciation to Dr Norman Garmezy and Dr Eliot Rodnick for their valuable suggestions and criticisms and to Dr Rodnick for his design of the apparatus The research was aided by USPHS-NIMH Grant M-629 Data were obtained through the co-operation of the department of psychology and psychiatry of the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Durham, North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, and of the State Hospital at Butner, North Carolina A paper based on the findings reported in this article was delivered at the Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, in September, 1955

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    Now on active duty in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy (LTJG MSC USNR, Department of Neuropsychiatry, School of Aviation Medicine, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida)