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(p. 381) Towards an Objective Study of Human Nature 

(p. 381) Towards an Objective Study of Human Nature
(p. 381) Towards an Objective Study of Human Nature

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 28 January 2021

In this lecture for schoolboys, Winnicott puts forwards the view that psychology simply means the study of human nature and that it is a science, just as physics, physiology and biology are sciences. He stresses that psychoanalysis has only recently become recognized as a serious subject and that the psychology of delinquency must be studied as a science, as intuitive understanding will not prevent doctors, courts, and others in authority from making mistakes in the management of difficult children.

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