The self-concept discrepancy as a factor in counseling and personality organization

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1969

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Research is reviewed which deals with personality organization as a function of the interaction between the characteristics of the individual and those of the interpersonal environment. Relevant theoretical positions are reviewed. Leary's theory of interpersonal diagnosis seems to be potentially useful in deriving hypotheses relating self-concept discrepancy to an individual's motivation for psychotherapy. A correlational study is presented to illustrate the predictive value of the diagnostic system and suggests that the use of the Leary battery may yield effective predictions for counseling.

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Psychotherapy patients.

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