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Helping Other People Change

reviewed by Micael Wertheimer - 1965

coverTitle: Helping Other People Change
Author(s): S. M. Corey
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Interest in change pervades all sciences and a good many nonscientific disciplines, too. Chemistry and physics study material change, biology changes in living things, and the behavioral sciences changes in people. Then there are advertisers, propagandists, educators, and psychotherapists, the engineers of the behavioral sciences, who, rather than study how people change, try to induce particular changes in particular people. Both books here are on changes in people. But there their similarity ends. The books differ more than night and day; they are not opposite, but in totally different universes. Corey's consists of musings from a comfortable, overstuffed armchair; it exudes homespun wisdom. Harris's contains the aseptic, sophisticated proceedings of a highly technical scientific conference. Corey's is by and for the practitioner, the intuitive educationist, the tender-minded commonsense human, whereas Harris's is by and for the psychometrician, the mathematical statistician, the tough-minded no-nonsense scientist. English is a different language in the two... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 5, 1965, p. 474-474
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2506, Date Accessed: 10/16/2019 10:38:14 AM

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