ERIC Number: ED103725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Idealized Self-Image and the Development of Learned Resourcefulness.
Susskind, Dorothy J.
Behavior therapy is by no means simplistic and mechanistic. It is possible to expand the horizons of behavior therapy to include such concepts as cognition and awareness without resorting to mentalistic or Freudian speculation. A new technique, the Idealized Self-Image (ISI) has been devised for the enhancement of self-esteem and learned resourcefulness. This procedure in conjunction with hypothesis can be used to develop self-mastery. A case study involving weight reduction for an obese 20-year old girl describes how ISI and hypnosis can modify behavior patterns. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Based on paper presented at the New York Psychological Association Annual Convention (36th, April 1974)