Q methodology and control systems theory are jointly employed in a single clinical case involving ineffective interpersonal relationships. A Q sample comprised of 24 adjectives from the Personality Profile Test is administered under 19 conditions of instruction (e.g., describe yourself, mother, ideal mother, et al.), and the Q sorting produces three factors representing classes of interpersonal perceptions. The results are used with the client to discuss strategies for modifying interpersonal relationships with those individuals whom the factors represent.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.15133/j.os.1989.011
Journal Operant Subjectivity
David Goldstein. (1989). Q Methodology and Control Systems Theory. Operant Subjectivity, 13(1), 8–14. doi:10.15133/j.os.1989.011