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Titolo:
Hubris and humility in the life of the schizophrenia researcher
Autore:
Copolov, D;
Indirizzi:
Univ Melbourne, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Univ Melbourne Parkville Vic Australia 3052 arkville, Vic 3052, Australia Monash Univ, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia Monash Univ Clayton Vic Australia 3168 Univ, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia
Titolo Testata:
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 3, volume: 33, anno: 1999,
pagine: 299 - 306
SICI:
0004-8674(199906)33:3<299:HAHITL>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
WORKING-MEMORY; MENTAL-HEALTH; TIME; HALLUCINATIONS; COMPLICATIONS; EXPERIENCE; DISABILITY; HISTORY; MIND;
Keywords:
conviction; hubris; modesty; research; scepticism; schizophrenia;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
43
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Copolov, D Univ Melbourne, Parkville, Vic 3052, Australia Univ Melbourne Parkville Vic Australia 3052 ic 3052, Australia
Citazione:
D. Copolov, "Hubris and humility in the life of the schizophrenia researcher", AUST NZ J P, 33(3), 1999, pp. 299-306

Abstract

Objective: The goal of this paper is to provide a personal view of the challenges and satisfactions associated with schizophrenia research in the late 1990s. Method: Consideration is given to the successes and frustrations associated with several important discoveries relevant to psychiatry in the context of personal reflections on the 'maturity' of schizophrenia research as a field of scientific endeavour. Conclusion: Schizophrenia research provides many opportunities for its practitioners to experience and exercise their modesty. Despite impressive advances in the disciplines which are germane to it, our field is, for example, still far from identifying specific aetiological factors which operate ineven a substantial minority of our patients. Historical examples illustrate how important it may be to maintain an attitude of single-mindedness, especially in the early phases of research in which seemingly bold but ultimately correct conjectures are unaccompanied by data that are sufficiently compelling to convince the wider scientific community. Considerable hubris is required in order to believe that one's conjectures are likely to be as correct as those that have led to substantive advances in our field.

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