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A comparative-developmental approach to schizophrenia

Psychological Bulletin , Volume 59 (1): 57 – Jan 1, 1962

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1962 by American Psychological Association
ISSN
0033-2909
eISSN
1939-1455
D.O.I.
10.1037/h0046636
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A comparative-developmental approach to schizophrenia

Abstract

A comparative-development theory, in order to encompass schizophrenic processes, must introduce constructs which suggest a parallelism of various aspects of schizophrenia with the developmental patterns of childhood. The functions of emotion, perception, learning, thinking and language, socialization, and motor functions are examined from this viewpoint. By showing the essential similarity of structure between young children and schizophrenics, it is concluded that the approach is helpful in understanding schizophrenics.
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