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Pridmore, S and Walker, E, Excuses, Australasian Psychiatry, 19, (2) pp. 110-112. ISSN 1039-8562 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.3109/10398562.2011.562297


Aim: This paper aims to examine the nature of excuses.

Conclusion: The making of excuses is sometimes roundly condemned. However, an excuse is a reason offered in application for exemption from a task or for blameless status when an action has been taken (or not taken). Acceptance (or otherwise) depends on an assessment by society of the facts and a decision (by society) as to whether a sufficient quantity of energy has been exerted by the applicant. Psychoanalysis, meditation and the ageing process may assist the individual by reducing the number of excuses submitted, and increasing the rate of excuse acceptance (by society).

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:classification, excuses
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:73433
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2011-10-06
Last Modified:2013-03-14
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