Book – Feeling good by david burns.

1. what evidence or research is discussed? Does it sound reliable? Are there studies that were conducted to arrive at the data? Are there huge generalizations that are not supported by documented experiments?

2. how much psychobabble is used? how precise or concrete are the suggestions? How clear or in depth are the author’s recommendations? Does the author display a genuine understanding for the problem and offer realistic solutions?

3. what are the author’s credentials? what is their experience with the subject?

REFLECTION:

what do you believe the role of self-help books is in assisting people with coping and adjusting? Do you think its a useful tool? Why or Why not? Under what circumstances would you caution against the use of self-help books?