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May 1971

Reexamination of the A-B Field Dependence Relationship

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1971;24(5):465-467. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1971.01750110077012

This study reevaluated the previously reported relationship between the A-B factor and the field dependent—field independent dimension. Two groups were tested; one consisting of 32 therapists and the other of 26 patients on an inpatient treatment ward. The results showed no support for the above-mentioned relationship. The various factors accounting for such a discrepancy were discussed. The possibility of combining the two dimensions in research of the psychotherapy process and outcome was explored.