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care than other types of doctors?

Clark:

I don't know. First place, I guess they a duty. Doctors feel a duty, because they are doctors. Maybe they feel charitable. (Note: This may be inaccurate because of the terrific background racket going on throughout this tape-- EE)

Q:

I think of another question on testing. At some stage, do you give any kind of doll test?

Clark:

Well, that was part of our research. Yes. That was part of our original research. The doll test was one of the techniquesthat was used. There were two dolls. One was white and one was black, and we showed them to the child and asked him a series of questions, like “Which doll do you like best? Which doll is the prettiest?” Things like that. That was part of our original research.

Q:

It brought out --

Clark:

-- again, feelings about the self-- preference for the white.

Q:

Has this been changing? Do you still give this kind of test here?

Clark:

No. No, we don't give it any more. Now, why don't we give it any more? We don't give it any more because it really is experimental, and I guess we're more service-oriented here than we are experimental, really.

But now there have been recent studies which have contradicted our results -- but on the other hand, therehave been more studies



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