Denial and self-denigration in the Draw-A-Person profiles of alcoholics
Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
The present study attempts to cross-validate earlier findings that alcoholics tend to
use more denial and are more demeaning of their characters than controls on the
objective-projective Apperceptive Personality Test. One hundred nonalcoholic,
nonpatient controls were matched to 100 outpatient alcoholics on age, race, and
social class. All subjects were given the objective-projective Draw A Person Questionnaire,
which was scored for 14 scales. As hypothesized and consistent with the
earlier findings, alcoholics used more denial and were more often demeaning of their
drawn characters than were controls. These and other exploratory findings are dis
Cecero, J. & Karp, S. (1996). Denial and self-denigration in the Draw-A-Person profiles of alcoholics. Current Psychology, 15 (3), 254-257.
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