Visual and auditory perceptual patterns in paranoid and nonparanoid schizophrenic groups
This study investigated the auditory and perceptual patterns of two schizophrenic groups. A paranoid group containing 10 males and 10 females was matched with a non-paranoid group and evaluated through the use of The Sound Test, an auditory projective test, and the Holtzman Inkblots, a visual projection technique. The results found no significant differences between groups on any variable. Trends were observed in the direction of the hypotheses when male response patterns were viewed separately. The results were discussed in terms of male and female response differences and chronicity as contaminating variables.