Looking for a self-help book with some meat? One that won’t insult your intelligence with flowery words and hyped up promises and pseudoscience? Take a look at the book Redirect by psychologist and author Tim Wilson. Redirect will give you a lot to think about and some new insights into human nature.
Why Do We Keep Trying What DOESN’T Work?
As we mention in the interview, these programs continue to be funded in part because we think they OUGHT to work. They make sense to us. Also, we want to help and we have to realize that our desire, as mental health professionals, to help others shouldn’t over-ride our obligation to find out from the research what programs really work and which don’t.
- Good self help books are hard to find, as I describe in this earlier episode entitled, A Scientist Goes Looking for a Self Help Book
- How effective is drug abuse resistance education? A meta-analysis of Project DARE outcome evaluations. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 84, Issue 9 1394-1401.
- Project D.A.R.E. Outcome Effectiveness Revisited June 2004, Vol 94, No. 6 | American Journal of Public Health 1027-1029
- Good reasons for ignoring good evaluation: The case of the drug abuse resistance education (D.A.R.E.) program. Evaluation and Program Planning
Volume 28, Issue 3, August 2005, Pages 247-256
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- Dr. Martin Seligman on positive psychology: