It is the purpose of the study to evaluate the following hypothesis: There exists among students now in college a certain incidence of compulsitivity as indicated by an experimentally devised ratios of compulsion neurosis to hysteria*; this incidence is greater among those now in college than those not in college.
It is also a purpose of this study to contribute experimental evidence to the frequently reported observation that compulsion neurosis occurs more frequently in men than women.
*The terms "compulsion neurosis" and "hysteria" are used loosely in this thesis, not to mean neurosis per se, but neurotic trends in these respective directions.
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Robert Fellows Utter
Higher Education, Mental Illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis, Compulsive Behavior
Martin, Reid I.. "An Investigation Concerning the Incidence of Compulsitivity Among College Students." (1951). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/213
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