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Effects of maternal themes upon death imagery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  521889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two samples (n = 47, n = 45) of women were studied to determine the impact of maternal messages upon death imagery as measured by the Holtzmann Inkblots. In both samples a maternal symbiotic message significantly decreased death imagery. A maternal monosymbiotic message resulted in decreased death imagery in only one sample. Control messages produced no changes in death imagery. The findings are congruent with theories that link death anxiety with concern about separation from parental figures.
S Fisher; D M Wright; I Moelis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1979 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-03-24     Completed Date:  1980-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety, Separation / psychology
Attitude to Death*
Holtzman Inkblot Test
Mothers / psychology*
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