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By Robert F Bornstein PhD PH.D.

Almost each psychological doctor has labored with sufferers who're overly based -- sufferers who've difficulty announcing themselves inside and outdoors treatment, alienate others with a pervasive development of clinging lack of confidence, and undermine their social and paintings relationships with widespread requests for support and reassurance. Such sufferers have constantly awarded particular therapy demanding situations for therapists, yet in brand new controlled care-driven surroundings, with its emphasis on time-limited remedy and inexpensive therapy, the overly based sufferer should be much more difficult.

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These scores are minimally related to social desirability, IQ, and locus of control (Masling, 1986; Bornstein & O'Neill, 1997). Clinical and college student norms for the ROD scale are provided by Bornstein, Hilsenroth, Padawer, and Fowler (2000) and Bornstein, Bonner, Kildow, and McCall (1997). Thematic Apperception Test Dependency Scale Originally developed by Kagan and Mussen (1956), the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) dependency scale is based on Murray's (1938) description of need for succorance (n Succomnce), and its manifestation in TAT imagery.

While these may be useful when scoring RIM protocols using Exner's (1993) Comprehensive System, there are no computer-based protocols for deriving ROD scores. 6 Other useful projective dependency tests include Blum's (1949) Blacky Test Oral Dependency Scale (BTODS) and Fisher's (1970) Holtzman Inkblot Test (HIT) Dependency Scale. The BTODS yields stronger results with children than adults, and the HIT's main advantage over the RIM is that the two HIT card sets facilitate retest reliability assessment in clinical and research settings.

1989, pp. 698-699) argued that measures of implicit motives provide a more direct readout of motivational and emotional experiences than do self-reports that are filtered through analytic thought and various concepts of self and others, [because] implicit motives are more often built on early, prelinguistic affective experiences, whereas self-attributed motives are more often built on explicit teaching by parents and others as to what values or goals it is important for a child to pursue. 's analysis is that implicit motive scores should be less susceptible than self-attributed motive scores to self-report and self-presentation biases, so that projective dependency tests provide a "purer" index of underlying dependency needs.

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