"The book is easy to understand; current in regard to research and thinking; and a clear presentation of a model of behavior that is integrative, comprehensive, and clear."
"The author ties together a wealth of ideas that may be of considerable value to an individual approaching either a personal change or who is considering a career in aiding others in their life changes. . . The author has simultaneously tackled behavioral theory, cognitive theory, defense mechanisms, split-brain research, attribution theory, cognitive dissonance, Goleman's emotional intelligence, Erikson's developmental stages, Piaget's cognitive development stages, Selye's general stress reaction, Gergen's self theory, and self-esteem. Yes, the total combination of all these divergent elements is unusual? Nonetheless, it is the strength of the book that the author seems to have accomplished the inclusion of such diversity."
About the Author
Dr. Kahn is currently a professor in the department of counseling and educational psychology at West Chester University. Dr. Kahn specializes in child, family and school counseling and has been a counselor educator for 32 years. He has written one text with Brooks/Cole on cognitive-behavioral theory. Dr. Kahn is actively engaged in consultation with Elementary, Middle, High School and Universities across the nation, thus bringing practical experience to their knowledge of theory and research.