author={Stuart Oskamp},
  journal={Journal of consulting psychology},
  • S. Oskamp
  • Published 1 June 1965
  • Psychology
  • Journal of consulting psychology
It is a common phenomenon of clinical practice that as a psychologist accumulates casestudy material about another human being, he comes to think that he knows that person pretty well. Consequently, sooner or later in the information-gathering process, the psychologist becomes confident enough to make diagnostic conclusions, describe the client's main dynamics, and perhaps even venture to predict his future behavior. Though the psychologist's conclusions may remain tentative, his increase in… 

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