From Research to Clinical Practice

The Implications of Social and Developmental Research for Psychotherapy

  • George Stricker
  • Robert H. Keisner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Stricker, Robert H. Keisner
      Pages 3-14
    3. Scott Dickman, Lee Sechrest
      Pages 15-44
  3. Social Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-65
    2. Barbara Benedict Bunker, James W. Julian
      Pages 67-88
    3. Stephen Worchel, Jason Worchel
      Pages 113-138
    4. John H. Harvey, Gifford Weary, James E. Maddux, John S. Jordan, Kathryn S. Galvin
      Pages 139-155
    5. Robin B. Shafran
      Pages 157-178
    6. Susan Sprecher, Elaine Hatfield
      Pages 179-216
  4. Developmental Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Jonathan Bloom-Feshbach, Sally Bloom-Feshbach
      Pages 265-286
    3. Joseph Adelson
      Pages 313-326
    4. Judith F. Lasky
      Pages 327-350
  5. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-352
    2. Norbert Freedman, Stanley Grand
      Pages 353-374
    3. Kenneth S. Pope
      Pages 375-400
    4. Gilead Nachmani
      Pages 401-409
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 447-457

About this book


It is an intriguing feature of human experience that in our present world, amid thousands of indications of the effectiveness of the scientific method, so many of us persist in demonstrably illusory or magical beliefs whether religiously related or simply reflections of long-standing superstitions. At a time when millions can observe on television the first landings of human beings on the moon, when our daily lives in the so-called devel­ oped countries are replete with conveniences that reflect scientific advances, we still persist in daily wagers on the state lotteries, in paying astrologers or palmists for their readings, in investing thousands of dollars and hours of our legislators' time in discussing such issues as the value of daily prayer in the elementary schools. The emergence of modem medicine based increasingly on scientific research in chemistry, biology, and physics has considerably reduced people's resort to sha­ mans and witch doctors within the major sectors of our own society, although it has by no means eliminated such practitioners.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George Stricker
    • 1
  • Robert H. Keisner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA
  2. 2.C. W. Post CenterLong Island UniversityGreenvaleUSA

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