Developmental psychology and psychoanalysis

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Argues that the special issue (S. Scarr, 1979) of the American Psychologist on psychology and children lacks articles on the psychoanalytic (PSA) perspective. However, a content analysis of the references reveals 22 of 42 articles in which psychoanalysts have contributed to the topic; this suggests that the failure to include PSA authors in this issue does not reflect an absence of PSA influence on developmental psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)939-940
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • psychoanalysis & developmental psychology in special issue of "American Psychologist", commentary

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