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The implications of children's wishes--research note.

Authors
  • Winkley, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1982
Volume
23
Issue
4
Pages
477–483
Identifiers
PMID: 7130303
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It was found that the wishes of normal children and children seen by a psychiatrist did differ in some significant respects; the wishes of normal boys and girls differed significantly and the findings as to their most popular wishes confirmed existing theories as to the underlying fantasies of children in later childhood. It seems that the three-wish test is an effective projective method for both normal children and those with psychiatric disorders, but in the latter group it is more likely to bring out the child's particular anxiety or major concern.

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