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Holzman, P.S. (1953). Journal of Personality. XIX, 1951: Infant Feeding Gratification and Adult Personality. John Thurston and Paul Mussen. Pp. 440-458.. Psychoanal Q., 22:464-465.
   
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of Personality. XIX, 1951: Infant Feeding Gratification and Adult Personality. John Thurston and Paul Mussen. Pp. 440-458.

(1953). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 22:464-465

Journal of Personality. XIX, 1951: Infant Feeding Gratification and Adult Personality. John Thurston and Paul Mussen. Pp. 440-458.

Philip S. Holzman

Thurston and Mussen find no significant relationships between subjects who were as infants 'ungratified and disappointed' in feeding and the character traits of pessimism, demandingness, insistence, impatience, and dependence, as measured by their responses to the Thematic Apperception Test. Those subjects who, as infants, found sucking pleasurable and were undisturbed in this activity did not show a significant massing of Thematic Apperception Test responses

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which reflected predominant optimism, generosity and sociability as their adult character traits.

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Article Citation

Holzman, P.S. (1953). Journal of Personality. XIX, 1951. Psychoanal. Q., 22:464-465

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