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(p. 91) Delinquency as a Sign of Hope 

(p. 91) Delinquency as a Sign of Hope
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(p. 91) Delinquency as a Sign of Hope
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271404.003.0008
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date: 20 October 2020

Winnicott’s talk to the assistant governors of Borstals on his concept of the anti social tendency in the young. He links this tendency to the point at which a child becomes deprived of what he satisfactorily has had hitherto and tries to return to this stage to recover hope again and continue in his development. He elaborates on this subject from his perspective as a psychoanalyst.

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