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Kendall RF, Pittell SM.
“Three Portraits of the Young Drug User: Comparison of MMPI Group Profiles”.
Journal of Psychedelic Drugs. 1971 Spring;3(2):63-6.
We will present MMPI group profiles obtained from two samples of hippies representative of the early Utopians and of their current counterparts. We will also present MMPI data obtained from young patients hospitalized in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood for psychiatric problems associated with the use of drugs. While we recognize that the sampling limitations and other methodological problems inherent in these comparisons do not allow us to argue that the population of the Haight-Ashbury has remained unchanged, we believe that these data indicate that many of the current hippies are quite similar to their legendary predecessors.
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