Axline's study of Dibs

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1. Did Axline analyse what Dibs was saying and why?

  • Yes because it saved her time later
  • No because she wanted him to discover his own personality and not be subjected to any bias or pushed in a certain direction
  • Yes because she needed to provide evidence for Freud's theories
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2. How long did it take for Axline to discover Dibs' level of intelligence?

  • On her first observation of Dibs
  • The duration of the study
  • A few play therapy sessions
  • In the middle of the study

3. What happened to Dibs' parents throughout the study?

  • They began to recognise that they had a role to play in this and so took a more active role
  • They grew gradually more interested in their sons progress
  • They grew tired and angry about Dibs' lack of progress
  • They decided to put him up for adoption

4. What was Dibs' mother's profession?

  • A scientist
  • A psychologist
  • A surgeon
  • A doctor

5. How did Axline get Dibs to speak?

  • She got his parents to sit in the room with them and ask him questions
  • She didn't, she waited for him to speak
  • She asked him questions related to the play therapy
  • She interrogated him

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