Psychosomatic Models of Development

  • Donald J. Cohen


An investigator’s conception of mind, body, and human behavior will determine his selection of problems and methods. Long before he finishes collecting data, the form of his explanations may be shaped by his philosophical viewpoint. This essay illustrates some aspects of the relationship between philosophical themes and empirical studies in child psychiatry.


Operant Conditioning Causal Explanation Child Psychiatry Philosophical Theme Nervous System Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald J. Cohen
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  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology, and the Child Study CenterYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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