© 1992

Self Change

Social Psychological and Clinical Perspectives

  • Yechiel Klar
  • Jeffrey D. Fisher
  • Jack M. Chinsky
  • Arie Nadler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Directions in the Study of Personal-change Endeavors by Clinical and Social Psychologists: An Introduction

  3. Initiating Changes: Perceptions and Intentions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Linda Silka
      Pages 23-42
    3. Yechiel Klar, Arie Nadler, Thomas E. Malloy
      Pages 63-83
  4. Changing: Process Approaches to Initiation and Maintenance of Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. James O. Prochaska, Carlo C. DiClemente, John C. Norcross
      Pages 87-114
    3. Marian L. Fitzgibbon, Daniel S. Kirschenbaum
      Pages 153-175
  5. Negotiating Changes: The Social Groundings of Personal Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Cynthia Rosengard, Jack M. Chinsky
      Pages 197-211
    3. Arie Nadler, Jeffrey D. Fisher
      Pages 213-230
    4. Thomas Ashby Wills
      Pages 231-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-285

About this book


Self Change: Social Psychological and Clinical Perspectives examines cognitive and motivational factors affecting the intention to seek change, processes involved in the initiation and maintenance of change, the role of social networks as facilitators or inhibitors of change, and measurement and assessment of personal change. At any given moment millions of people are contemplating changing various aspects of themselves; a general theory on volitional change is sorely needed. This book, which is of interest to social psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, to researchers and practitioners, is a significant contribution to a more thorough understanding of self change.


Motivation Training assessment perception psychotherapy social learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Yechiel Klar
    • 1
  • Jeffrey D. Fisher
    • 2
  • Jack M. Chinsky
    • 2
  • Arie Nadler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTel Aviv UniversityRamat Aviv, Tel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyThe University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Self Change
  • Book Subtitle Social Psychological and Clinical Perspectives
  • Editors Yechiel Klar
    Jeffrey D. Fisher
    Jack M. Chinsky
    Arie Nadler
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97811-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-7720-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-2922-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
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