Research on Memory and Clinical Practice

  • Scott Dickman
  • Lee Sechrest


There is a vast body of psychological literature on basic processes in human behavior that ought clearly to have relevance to clinical practice. Nearly 20 years ago, Goldstein, Heller, and Sechrest (1966) attempted to demonstrate the relevance of some of that literature for psychotherapy practice. The rationale for that work was implicit in its title, Psychotherapy and the Psychology of Behavior Change. Those authors started with the assumption that the aim of psychotherapy is to change behavior, with behavior being broadly defined, and that, therefore, research bearing on behavior change ought to be relevant to the practice of psychotherapy. Even if therapists reply that their aim is to change the ways people think or feel, research bearing on how that may be brought about should be relevant to psychotherapy practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Dickman
    • 1
  • Lee Sechrest
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyOberlin CollegeOberlinUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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