Summary: Humorously illustrated with personal, practical examples and tasteful cartoons, this text presents an integrated model for purposeful behavior change. Rather than present theories of counseling, Kahn uses the A (Antecedent)--B (Behavior)--C (Consequence) model to explain the theory and principles that form the foundation of many of the counseling and educational approaches employed today and demonstrates that operant behavior, emotion, physiology, neurology, cognitio ...show moren, social learning, and culture must all have a place in our understanding of the human experience. The author's A-B-C model offers a solid foundation for understanding the self and others.Edition/Copyright: 99
- The author's inclusion of personal experiences and his conversational writing style helps readers see the relevance of each principle behavior change.
- Numerous examples and reader applications add clarity to the principles described.
- Cartoons illustrate principles of behavior change.
- Chapter summaries review both the most important points about each component of the A-B-C Model and the essential message of each chapter.
- A diagram of the A-B-C (Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence) model illustrates the central core of the model and appears at the end of each chapter. Since each chapter focuses on a different part of the model, the graphic focuses on the appropriate part of the diagram to help students use the model effectively.
- The author uses a conversational writing style to help readers see the relevance and interconnectedness of many complex principles of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 1999