The Nature of Internal Dialogue—Foundations of a Theory of Behavior Change

  • Donald Meichenbaum
Part of the The Springer Behavior Therapy Series book series (PBTS)


Central to the theory of behavior change proposed in this book is the phenomenon of internal dialogue or inner speech. Before we consider the theory, per se, let us first examine the function and structure of internal dialogue.


Cognitive Structure Physiological Arousal Internal Dialogue Automatic Thought Behavior Change Process 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald Meichenbaum
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  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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