This film represents the first use of a motion picture in child analysis. The film was used to study the play activities of children with psychiatric problems. The first case is a white female, eight years old, with petit mal seizures. She demonstrates tantrums and rebelliousness. She shows oral sadism and cannibalism toward the analyst. When the analyst acts out a seizure, the child holds on to her. The child shoots an imaginary policeman. The second case is a white male, age 19, with epilepsy, who plays both female and male roles.
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L. Pierce Clark; Source: Item; Research date: 02/10/2012