Diane Pancoast

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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1 online resource (115 p.)


Sexism, Psychotherapy




This study investigated the effects of sex differences on clinical judgements. It was hypothesized that: l) clinicians will respond differently to aggressive, self-assertive, or dependent behavior, depending upon whether this behavior was performed by a man or a woman; 2) clinicians will have different treatment goals for a man and a woman who behaved in the same manner; 3) clinicians will describe the client engaged in aggressive, self-assertive, or dependent behavior differently, depending on the sex of the client; 4) clinicians will have different feelings towards men and women behaving in exactly the: same manner, and; 5) clinicians will rate aggressive women and dependent men as more emotionally disturbed and, as such, in need of longer and more intensive treatment than dependent women and aggressive men.


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