Effects of patient attitude and staff indulgence on improvement in schizophrenics: A test of impression management theory

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Abstract

Tested the theory that schizophrenic behavior reflects manipulative management of one's environment rather than a cognitive or emotional deficit, by comparing 40 male schizophrenics with positive and negative attitudes toward hospitalization on amount of change shown on 6 personality inventories and on length of hospitalization. Results contradict the theory. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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