Journal of Multivariate Experimental Personality and Clinical Psychology, v.1 no.1

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    Journal of Multivariate Experimental Personality and Clinical Psychology, First Number, v.1, no.1 (complete version) 
    (Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1973) Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology
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    Editorial
    (Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, Brandon, Oregon, 1973) Pierson, George R.
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    Computer assisted personality analysis (CAPA) and simulation (CAPS)
    (Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1973) Pierson, George R.
    This paper discusses the development of technology designed to simulate hypothetical personality structures and to predict specific behaviours as a consequence of personality and situational interactions.4 This device should be useful in theoretical psychology to pose questions of the "What would happen if...?" variety. The program can also evaluate a different kind of questions, "Given the present personality structure of an individual, as a set of dependent variates, what might one predict his behaviour to be if...?" Examples are given of the use to which the personality simulator has been put. Some potential uses are suggested.
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    Theory and measurement of self-esteem
    (Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1973) Dickstein, Ellen, 1947-
    An earlier paper (Dickstein, 1972) identified five forms of self-concept. The nature self-esteem was postulated to vary with age, with a different type of self-esteem being appropriate to each form of the self-concept. On the basis of this theory, a measure of self-esteem for school-age children was designed. The rationale for the new measure was derived from the writings of James (1890) and Mead (1934). The self-concept of the school-age child falls within the from of self called the "self-as-object." Through his recognition of other objects and people in the world, the child comes, in time, to see himself as an object. The self is created through experience, and knowledge of the self is limited to that which the child learns through interaction with others. For the individual whose self-concept falls at this level, self-esteem should be based on his perceived success at the various thing he does, with his overall level of self-esteem being determined by the degree to which he perceives himself to be successful at those particular activities which are most important to him.
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    A 28-day case-study with the M.A.T.
    (Western Institute of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 1973) Kline, Paul; Grindley, Jennifer
    One subject completed the M.A.T. every day for a period of a month. In addition a detailed diary was kept for this period. Fluctuations in the scores of the M.A.T. variables were related to diary events. This procedure gave strong support for the validity of the M.A.T. as a measure of ergs and sentiments.