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NCJ Number: 90973 Find in a Library
Title: Increasing Self-Esteem Through the Use of Guided Daydreams With First Offenders
Author(s): S W Frueh
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 393
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
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United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study is concerned with the application of the guided daydream technique of psychosynthesis. It substantiates the use of the guided daydream technique in increasing individual self-esteem through the expansion of retarded imaginative processes.
Abstract: The individual's role in the process is enumerated, as well as the role of the counselor as a guide. Additional aspects of the guided daydream are subsequently discussed in relation to managing imagery in the guided daydream. The concepts of directional movement, symbols, and signs are presented from several researchers' viewpoints. Also the limitations of the client as a creator of images and the meaning of the guided daydream to the client are considered. The technique's aim is to expand the capacity of the imagination and this, in turn, is directed to increase self-esteem. This theoretical material is then applied to the population of (drug arrest) first offenders in the Glendale, Calif., area. A direct methodology is listed describing the specific application of a guided daydream technique written by the author. Measures of self-esteem are provided through a 4-point operationalized definition of self-esteem. Rating of each subject is made through evaluation of interviews by the subjects themselves, independent clinicians serving as raters, and the author. Data tables are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Inmates as research subjects; Psychological research; Self concept
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