Systems Psychodynamics: The Formative Years of an Interdisciplinary Field at the Tavistock Institute

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Systems Psychodynamics : The Formative Years of an Interdisciplinary Field at the Tavistock Institute. / Fraher, Amy.

In: History of Psychology, Vol. 7, No. 1, 02.2004, p. 65-84.

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