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The meta-contrast technique: relationships with personality traits and cognitive abilities in a healthy male study sample.

Persson, Roger LU ; Karlson, Björn LU ; Österberg, Kai LU and Örbaek, Palle LU (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 43(4). p.315-324
Abstract
The relationship between defensive strategies as measured by the Meta-Contrast Technique (MCT) and self-reported trait anxiety, trait aggression and defensiveness, as measured by the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP), was investigated in 83 healthy men. Further aims of the study were to describe and document how a healthy and demographically well defined group of subjects responded to the MCT, and to investigate whether age, personality traits and cognitive abilities influenced the reports of picture recognition thresholds in the MCT. The results indicated no agreement between the conceptualization of anxiety as measured by the MCT and anxiety as measured by the KSP inventory. Nor was there any agreement between defensive strategies... (More)
The relationship between defensive strategies as measured by the Meta-Contrast Technique (MCT) and self-reported trait anxiety, trait aggression and defensiveness, as measured by the Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP), was investigated in 83 healthy men. Further aims of the study were to describe and document how a healthy and demographically well defined group of subjects responded to the MCT, and to investigate whether age, personality traits and cognitive abilities influenced the reports of picture recognition thresholds in the MCT. The results indicated no agreement between the conceptualization of anxiety as measured by the MCT and anxiety as measured by the KSP inventory. Nor was there any agreement between defensive strategies in the MCT and trait defensiveness as defined with the KSP. However, age, personality traits, and cognitive abilities all contributed to explain the variations in the threshold values of recognition of stimuli pictures, all of which are of central importance in the scoring of MCT protocols. (Less)
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  author       = {Persson, Roger and Karlson, Björn and Österberg, Kai and Örbaek, Palle},
  issn         = {1467-9450},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {315--324},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {The meta-contrast technique: relationships with personality traits and cognitive abilities in a healthy male study sample.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9450.00300},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2002},
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