What Is Schizophrenia?

  • William F. FlackJr.
  • Morton Wiener
  • Daniel R. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph Zubin, Stuart R. Steinhauer, Ruth Condray
    Pages 17-31
  3. Erik Strömgren
    Pages 33-44
  4. Rue L. Cromwell
    Pages 45-57
  5. Paul R. McHugh
    Pages 73-80
  6. Joseph Margolis
    Pages 97-110
  7. Daniel R. Miller, William F. Flack Jr.
    Pages 145-159
  8. Jeff Coulter
    Pages 161-171
  9. Theodore R. Sarbin
    Pages 173-197
  10. Robert C. Carson
    Pages 245-249
  11. William F. Flack Jr., Daniel R. Miller, Morton Wiener
    Pages 251-261
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 263-270

About this book


William F. Flack, Jr., Daniel R. Miller, and Morton Wiener What is schizophrenia?l This was the seemingly simple question posed to a diverse group of investigators asked to present their views at a conference sponsored by the Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, in June, 1990. The plan was to have a small group of theoretically minded clinicians and investigators from different professions and orientations convene to discuss and debate conceptual and metatheoretical issues surrounding "schizophrenia." Instead of concentrating on the latest empirical findings, we were primarily interested in having a series of exchanges 2 about the very different meanings and uses of this concept. In our review of the literature on schizophrenia, we uncovered what seemed to us to be multiple, non-overlapping uses of the term. For some investigators, it appears to be used to specify certain kinds of people; for others, it is employed to refer to certain kinds of behaviors. For still others, the term is grounded in biochemical events, or in socioculturally specific actions. A number of alternatives are explored in the contributors' papers in this volume.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William F. FlackJr.
    • 1
  • Morton Wiener
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Miller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pyschology Frances L. Hiatt School of PhyschologyClark UniversityWorcesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyWesleyan UniversityMiddletownUSA

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