Behavioral Compliance and Psychological Change

  • Mark R. Leary
  • Rowland S. Miller
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


Underlying the social influence model discussed in the previous chapter is the assumption that, if people can be persuaded to change their beliefs or attitudes, changes in dysfunctional behavior should occur. Thus, the focus of the influence model is on factors that make the client more receptive to the counselor’s interpretations, suggestions, and teachings.


Cognitive Change Psychological Change Forced Compliance Dysfunctional Behavior Effort Expenditure 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark R. Leary
    • 1
  • Rowland S. Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologySam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA

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