By Robert L. Russell (auth.), Robert L. Russell (eds.)

This publication of unique contributions provides investigations of psycho­ therapautic interplay. whereas the methodological techniques and the­ oretical orientations of those investigations are particularly different, the utterance-by-utterance research of client-therapist discussion offers a powerful commonality of curiosity and a very efficient standpoint from which the method of psychotherapy will be illuminated. it really is was hoping that the contributions chosen, and the issues with which they're occupied, will make obtrusive the wealthy percentages this type of viewpoint has to supply. it's going to be famous, in spite of the fact that, that the current quantity isn't really a com­ pendium: any attempt to be exhaustive will be thwarted through considera­ tions of size on my own. hence, definite omissions have been inevitable. it truly is was hoping that the reader will use the broad references to turn into accustomed to the works now not right here incorporated. no matter what attempt I prolonged as editor and contributor to this quantity couldn't were undertaken with no the lifelong spirit of help of my mom and dad, Selma S. and Jay F. Russell. I devote my contribution to them.

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But the computer program has proved capable of correctly scoring 70 out of a series of 100 clauses scorable for hostility outward, and taken from the Manual for scoring these hostility scales (Gottschalk, Winget, & GIeser, 1969). , by trained content-analysis technicians), compared to scores obtained from this computer program. Another computer software program for scoring anxiety using the Gottschalk-GIeser Anxiety scale (1969) was developed and tested on 25 5-minute speech samples (Gottschalk & Bechtel, 1982).

A SUMMARY OF OTHER GOTTSCHALK-GLESER CONTENT SCALES APPLICABLE TO PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH There are many other Gottschalk-GIeser content-analysis scales besides the Anxiety scale that can be applied to psychotherapy research. Although there is not space available here to review in detail the reliability and validity studies on which these scales are based, this information is available in other publications (Gottschalk & GIeser, 1969; Gottschalk, 1979a). But there is space to summarize what these scales were designed to measure, to give references to pertinent investigations involving these scales, and to provide a description of the verbal categories employed in each scale.

Both the interviewers' and patients' utterances were content-analyzed for anxiety, by means of the Electronic Verbal Analysis System (Griinzig, Holzcheck, & Kachele, 1976) implemented at the Telefunken TR 40 computer at the university of VIm. 05) when compared with psychosomatic patients. These psychotherapy studies provide only a brief example of the range and kinds of applications of these content-analysis scales to psychotherapy research. With appropriate research goals and research design, the applications of these measurement tools are limited only by the ingenuity and innovativeness of the serious investigator.

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