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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Lani Van Dusen
The relationship between the literal language and conduct problems among conduct disordered adolescents was examined in 109 subjects. The inability to use figurative language was found to be positively related to ratings of conduct problems. Both the parents' discipline style and nonuse of figurative language were related to 111 conduct problems in conduct disordered adolescents. The possible role of other variables, for example, age, sex, and IQ, was examined. Possible mechanisms that could relate the lack of figurative competence and conduct problems were explored.
Berger, Mike, "The Nonuse of Figurative Language in Conduct Disordered Adolescents" (1998). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6115.