[Basic Dimensions of the Theory of Leopold Szondi The Elaboration of a System by Jacques Schotte]
The heavy criticism against the Szondi test in psychiatry and in psychology doesn’t take into account the global theory of Szondi in which there is made a fruitful connection between psychiatry, the psychoanalytic theory of instincts and philosophical anthropology. In the first part of the article the author discusses the theoretical backgrounds and the implicit epistemological bases of Szondi’s theory. They constitute the potential fundaments of the theory as a coherent scientific system. In part two the author describes the way in which Jacques Schotte (Université Catholique de Louvain) achieves a re-thinking of Szondi’s system. He mainly elaborates those aspects which enhance the consistency of the theory. In this way the theory can become a better fundament for the test and also for a coherent anthropological psychiatry and clinical psychology.
How to Cite:
Corveleyn, J., 1988. Krachtlijnen Van de Szondiaanse Theorie Het Systeemconcept Van Jacques Schotte. Psychologica Belgica, 28(1), pp.23–43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb.774