An Experimenter Variable: The Psychologist-Clergyman Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 20 male and 20 female Ss were tested individually and orally on the Taylor MAS, MMPI K scale, and MMPI L scale by a layman. The same layman dressed as a Roman Catholic priest tested 20 more males and 20 more females. A Roman Catholic priest dressed both as a priest and a layman, also tested 80 Ss. Analyses of the data indicated that E and the layman-priest variables were not relevant; however, “true-role” and “simulated-role” analyses resulted in some significant performance differences by the two sexes on the MAS and L scales.

publication date

  • June 1968