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ERIC Number: ED110940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bibliotherapy: A Brief Review.
Narang, Harbans L.
Bibliotherapy is defined as "a process of dynamic interaction between the reader and literature--interaction which may be utilized for personality assessment, adjustment, and growth." A review of the literature dealing with bibliotherapy and a discussion of its uses are contained in this paper. The review indicates that bibliotherapy, if properly and carefully used with any age level, is likely to produce a positive change in the reader's attitudes and self-concept. It is particularly effective if a large variety of books at different reading levels and appealing to the interests and needs of the readers is provided. There should be freedom of book selection and no pressure for reading. Furthermore, it is suggested that reading be followed by discussion to facilitate the interaction between the reader and the character(s) in the book, which is essential for the therapeutic process. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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