“Unlike the psychical energy model, it should be noted, object-relational models are derived from clinical experience and from the data obtained during analysis of patients.”
John Bowlby – Attachment
Some pediatricians even confessed stealing data. 😄
"…radically innovatory paper to the British Psychoanalytical Society in 1945, he said:
I shall not first give an historical survey and show the development of my ideas from the theories of others, because my mind does not work that way. What happens is that I gather this and that, here and there, settle down to clinical experience, form my own theories, and then, last of all, interest myself to see where I stole what.“
Adam Phillips – Winnicott
One might speculate theft of data can be used to prove the existence of data.
I wonder if there was any ‘notion of envy’ in the menu.
Some critics say Donald Winnicott had stomach problems, he could not eat everything.