A Cognitive Theory of Behavior Change

  • Donald Meichenbaum
Part of the The Springer Behavior Therapy Series book series (PBTS)

Abstract

The student of psychotherapy is faced with a conundrum. Many therapists, espousing a wide variety of theories and techniques, claim to be therapeutically effective. In some instances their claims are empirically supported. Moreover, behavioral change results from nonprofessional contacts which persons encountered during the course of day-to-day life. The conundrum, then, is attempting to understand and explain the behavioral change process as it occurs in so many different contexts. What are the underlying mechanisms of change that are common to the various procedures and contexts in which change occurs?

Keywords

Behavior Change Cognitive Theory Coping Behavior Translation Process Cognitive Structure 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Meichenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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