Differing about differences: The incidence and interpretation of violent fantasies in women and men

Susan Pollak, Carol Gilligan

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Abstract

In response to a critique by C. J. Benton et al (see record 1984-12235-001), the present authors argue that the Benton et al study is not a true replication, as they ignore the most crucial aspect of the research--the content analysis of violent TAT stories. Although Benton et al call attention to a major problem in motivation research, that of a priori classification of pictures, the present authors' content analysis was designed to eliminate such problems by focusing on how the stimulus was interpreted by the individual storywriter, not on how the picture was perceived by the examiner. (3 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1172-1175
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of personality and social psychology
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1983

Keywords

  • sex differences, interpretation of violent fantasies in content analysis of TAT, reply to criticisms by C. J. Benton et al

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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