Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (82 p.)

Subjects

Symbolism (Psychology), Semantic differential technique

DOI

10.15760/etd.2589

Abstract

The present research was conducted in order to develop a method useful for measuring the meaning of symbolic material. Using this method an investigation was conducted to test the validity of several personality theories which ascribe meanings to select symbols.

A summary of the major personality theories dealing with symbolic material was conducted . Each theory was briefly presented with a discussion of the methods employed to determine the meanings of symbols. A set of symbol theory considerations was presented which would suggest the necessary components of an objective investigation attempting to be a validity test of symbol meanings predictions.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Psychology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16330

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