• E. James Anthony


Naturalistic studies, as described in this chapter, are closely modeled on the approach taken by anthropologists entering a target culture. The observer attempts to obtain a dual perspective on the culture: he looks at it through the eyes of individuals belonging to the culture and also through his own eyes. This dual perspective provides him with a bifocal experience from the inside as well as from the outside, and the contrasts between the two furnish yet a third set of data.


Naturalistic Study Modal Family Emotional Energy Living Quarter Dual Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. James Anthony
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  1. 1.William Greenleaf Eliot Division of Child PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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