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Darwin on the emotions of the insane


Pridmore, S and Keyon, W, Darwin on the emotions of the insane, Australasian Psychiatry, 18, (4) pp. 295-297. ISSN 1039-8562 (2010) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: doi:10.3109/10398561003731197


Objective: The aim of this paper is to examine information regarding insane people and style of word use in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Conclusion: Some of the observations about 19th century patients are not consistent with current observations. These discrepancies may have arisen due to different management practices. Some of these observations may have been or be mistaken. The style of words would be considered discriminatory by current standards. Darwin and his informants were of the highest moral and ethical caliber. However, attitudes and the style of word use has changed over the last century. © 2010 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:65335
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2010-11-03
Last Modified:2011-06-10

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