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Implications of the symbol figure representations: information from the direction and spatial location used by Japanese students.
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PMID:  10769897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Meanings of physical distance, spatial location, and direction of symbolic figure in the Doll Location Test were investigated with 283 normal college students in Japan. They were asked to indicate eight symbolic figures of hypothetical people such as reliable father, unreliable mother on a recording sheet. The physical dyadic distance from the self, spatial location, and direction of symbolic figures were analyzed. Positive persons were placed twice as close as a negative person. Analysis of direction showed that more than 90% of the positive people were represented in either the same direction as or facing self, whereas a negative person was represented either in the opposite or in an unrelated direction from the self. Spatial location of the symbolic figures did not yield evaluative values.
T Hatta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-18     Completed Date:  2000-05-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Informatics and Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Family Relations*
Father-Child Relations
Models, Psychological
Mother-Child Relations
Projective Techniques*
Sex Factors
Spatial Behavior*

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