Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) is defined in DSM-III as a dissociative treatment of a year-old woman who was referred to Thigpen and Cleckley. Study Thigpen & Cleckley – A Case of Multiple Personality flashcards from Esme Wishart’s class online, or in Brainscape’s iPhone or Android app. ✓ Learn faster. J Abnorm Psychol. Jan;49(1) A case of multiple personality. THIGPEN CH, CLECKLEY H. PMID: ; [Indexed for MEDLINE]. MeSH terms.

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A case of multiple personality.

Thigpen and Cleckley also involved Eve’s relatives to help verify certain recollections, and to add information, and in this way throw light on the case. The profile of Eve Black was far healthier than Eve White.

Rorschach and drawings of human figures by an independent expert with the following results: She believed that fragmentation celckley her personality had been to protect herself from things she could not bear. Such research can also be called action research as the researchers involvement is consciously trying to change the persons behaviour.

Interestingly, women are more likely to be diagnosed than men. Eve White had a superior memory function than Eve Black.

Both personalities were given a series of psychometric i. Having been able to work with the three personalities for several months the therapists concluded that if Jane could take thigprn of the personalities the patient would regain full health and find her way to a happy life.

The voice and language structure were also very different, and to the therapist it appeared to be an entirely different woman. Eve Black though clexkley regressive whilst Eve White was repressive showing obsessive-compulsive traits, rigidity and an inability to deal with her hostility.


She also seemed to have a very different physical presence in terms of manner, gestures, and eye movements.

After more sessions they found that hypnosis was no longer needed for obtaining the changes. For example, there are many more cases reported in the US than say the UK. During the therapy sessions it became clear casf Eve Black had little compassion for Eve White, and could not be persuaded to help with the therapy.

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I t was possible to make a clear distinction between the readings of Eve Black and the other two personalities. An argument that is gaining popularity is that psychiatrists such as Thigpen and Cleckley are actually creating multiple personality by unwittingly leading their patients into believing that they have the condition.

Firstly it could be considered whether Eve White was treated more of a subject than a patient. A case of multiple personality. A web site full of stuff that should be useful AS Psychology. It was decided the Jane was the person most likely to bring a solution to the troubled mind, and that her growing dominance over the other personalities to be an appropriate resolution. In contrast, when Eve Black was not out she was aware of what was happening. For the therapist this as a change in her personality, but more objectively it could be explained as a change in his perceptions of her.

Over the next 14 months, during a series of interviews totalling approximately hours, extensive material was obtained about the behaviour and experience of Eve White and Eve Black.

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Thigpen and Cleckley did recognise this but asserted that the performance could not have continued for so long and so ccleckley. Although Thigpen and Cleckley do not point to the cause of MPD, the received wisdom is that MPD is usually a response to child abuse – a way for personalty individual to protect him or herself. The data may therefore be unreliable. A major strength of thgipen case study was that it provides lots of data. The psychiatrists used a case study method. The letter concerned her therapy and was written in her usual handwriting, but at the bottom of the page there was a paragraph that looked like a child had written it.


Thigpen and Cleckley were convinced that they had witnessed an example of multiple personality. The therapists used hypnosis and the amnesia was cleared. Eve White had a superior memory function than Eve Black Rorschach test ink blot test ppersonality drawings of human multipe results: It contained an in-depth picture producing rich qualitative data e.

The close relationship between researcher and participant may introduce bias. On her next visit Eve White denied sending the letter, though she recalled having begun one, which she never finished and thought she had destroyed. Explanation Thigpen and Cleckley were convinced that they had witnessed an example of multiple personality.

When asked her name she immediately replied that she was Eve Black.

However they were puzzled that Eve White had no memory of a recent trip.