Axline's study of Dibs

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1. What did Axline do with Dibs after observing him?

  • Talked with Dibs
  • Gained permission from his mother to conduct weekly play therapy sessions with him
  • Asked his mother to spend time at their home observing their interactions
  • Met with his parents
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2. Was there any mention of the oedipus complex in this study?

  • Maybe
  • Yes
  • Axline didn't suggest this was the case but Hans was around 5 at the time so this could have been the case
  • No

3. What symbolised Dibs' family to him?

  • He made no symbolic references
  • Dolls
  • Teddy bears
  • Stuffed animals

4. What was Axline's profession?

  • A child psychologist
  • A clinical psychologist
  • A therapist
  • A cognitive psychologist

5. What was one of the main dificulties Axline found?

  • That Dibs didn't want to go home
  • He was jealous of his sister
  • He hated his mother
  • He hated school


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