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How People Change with and without Therapy

  • Allan Cooper
  • Joel Cooper
Part of the The Springer Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

New situations require new behaviors. New roles require change in ways of relating to others. Sometimes the change is made easily, sometimes it seems impossible to change. Sometimes people manage to change on their own or with the help of friends. Sometimes people need psychotherapy before they are able to change. How people make behavioral and attitudinal changes in or out of psychotherapy is the subject of this chapter. We will approach this goal by melding insights from the interpersonal view of psychoanalysis with the theoretical constructs of social psychology.

Keywords

Cognitive Dissonance Experimental Social Psychology Attitudinal Change Interpersonal Theory Fundamental Attitude 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan Cooper
    • 1
  • Joel Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.William Alanson White InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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