Thigpen and Cleckley

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  • Thigpen and Cleckley
    • Aim
      • Provide an account for an individual who is believed to have multiple personality disorder (Dissociative identity disorder)
    • Participant
      • Eve white with MPD
        • Jane
        • Eve Black
    • Findings
      • Eve White
        • Started therapy to discuss headaches and blackouts
      • Eve Black
        • After the first arrival of Eve Black, EW would have to be hypnotised to become EB
        • EB was independent, mischievous, different body language and flirty
      • Jane
        • Jane was aware of EB and EW
        • Jane was a half way point
        • Appeared after 8 months
      • Psychological differences
        • EW IQ was 110 whereas EB was 104
        • Different results on the EEG
        • Completely different personalities
    • Method
      • Psychotherapeutic interviews
      • Hypnosis
      • Psychometric tests
      • EEG
      • Roscharch ink blots
      • Longitudinal case study


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