Module 53 - 17:45 Meta-analysis- a procedure for...

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17:45 Meta-analysis - a procedure for statistically combining the results of many different research studies There are several reasons why client testimonials do not persuade psychotherapy skeptics People often enter therapy in crisis People may attribute their improvement to the therapy, when the crisis passes Clients may need to believe the therapy was worth the effort You can’t admit investing time and money in something ineffective Self-justification is a powerful human motive Clients generally speak kindly of their therapists Even if the problems remain, the client says the therapist has been very understanding, and has given him a new perspective Because most people enter therapy when they are extremely unhappy, and usually leave when they are less extremely unhappy, most therapists and clients testify to therapy’s success The results of studies about the effectiveness of psychotherapy have been studied through meta-analysis- a procedure for statistically combining the conclusions of a large number
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Maas during the Fall '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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