Steven B Tuber

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Recent theoretical formulations emphasize the importance of the quality of interpersonal relationships in personality development and psychopathology and have resulted in the construction of methods for assessing the representation of interpersonal experiences. The Urist Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) Scale is one of the most frequently used methods for(More)
The recent emphasis on object relations theory as an explanatory model for personality development has been paralleled in the psychological test literature by measures that assess the quality of object-representations. The author reviews one such measure--the Mutuality of Autonomy (MOA) scale--in its research applications with adults and children. He then(More)
Rorschach scales were used to examine the quality of thought disturbance and object relations in boys meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition (DSM-III; American Psychiatric Association, 1980) criteria for separation anxiety disorder (SAD). Nineteen urban, middle and low socioeconomic status (SES), SAD boys were(More)
Recent clinical and empirical studies of boys with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) of Childhood suggest that severe behavioral disturbance exists beyond their feminine preoccupations. This study examines the thought organization and object representational paradigms of a sample of GID boys (n = 26) in a blind comparison with a normal subgroup (n = 18).(More)
The association between the constructs of mental representation posited by object relations theory and attachment theory was studied through an assessment of adolescent mothers' mental representations and their infants' security of attachment. Forty-two pregnant adolescents were given the Adult Attachment Interview (George, Kaplan, & Main, 1985) to assess(More)
This paper, based on an exploratory study in Honduras, examines the psychological effects of political disappearance and assassination on surviving child family members. There are few, if any, comparative field studies of non-immigrant, non-refugee or non-clinical populations of children with forcibly disappeared and assassinated parents. In Latin America,(More)
This study assesses the capacity for emotional self-regulation and internal resources in a sample of urban children with ADHD symptomatology using the Rorschach Inkblot Method (RIM). Because these children have profound difficulty with modulating their affect, it is hypothesized that this difficulty would be reflected on RIM variables that have(More)
The authors used Rorschach assessments of the quality of object-representations to measure psychological shifts in children facing surgery. Fifteen children, ages 7 to 11, were given the Rorschach test three times: one week prior to elective hernia surgery, the day before the surgery, and 3 weeks after hospitalization. These children were compared with a(More)
The authors explored the strengths and limitations of measures of mental representation from attachment theory and object relations theory. Using a study of adolescent mothers' mental representations while pregnant and their association to later mother-infant attachment (Levine, Tuber, Slade, & Ward, 1991), they compared the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI)(More)