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Regression in the service of the ego in young children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1195093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Analysis of studies of primary process thinking as manifested in Rorschach and TAT production of young children (ages 6 to 10) indicate that children show approximately the same amount of primary process production as do young adults (48% vs 54%). However, this primary process does not appear to be clearly related to the child's creative, scholastic, or perceptual-motor development as measured by appropriate tests. High levels of primary process appear to be significantly related only to the negative qualities of the personality, that is, to high levels of tension, anxiety, and poor control of aggression. It is possible that young children have not yet learned to use it in the service of the ego, although they do not seem to be encumbered by its presence.
Authors:
S Z Dudek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-19     Completed Date:  1976-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child Development
Creativeness*
Ego*
Humans
Psychological Theory
Regression (Psychology)*
Schizophrenia

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