Behavioral and Verbal Responses of Unabused Externalizing Children to Anatomically Detailed Doll Interviews
To see if unabused children with externalizing behavior disorders display more sexual behaviors and verbalizations than of her children in their interactions with anatomically detailed dolls, sixteen 3- to 6-year-olds were compared with 44 nonexternalizing controls. A five-phase structured, detailed interview, and comprehensive coding of videotapes by external raters, was completed on 17 behaviors and verbalizations. As would be expected, externalizing children exhibited more overall activity than non-externalizing children. Also, externalizing children exhibited move behavioral sexual aggression during the body inventory phase, but no other differences in sexual behaviors or verbalizations occurred Results suggest that most normative data on AD dolls generalize to externalizing children.
Journal of Famiy Violence
Dawson, B. L.,
Range, L. M.
(1999). Behavioral and Verbal Responses of Unabused Externalizing Children to Anatomically Detailed Doll Interviews. Journal of Famiy Violence, 14(1), 61-70.
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