Summary of Changeology

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Changeology book summary


7 Overall

9 Applicability

6 Innovation

7 Style


Confucius said, “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” Yet individuals struggle to change their attitudes and behaviors. Unlike most pop psychology self-help books, John C. Norcross’s manual has a strong scientific foundation. Norcross, a clinical psychologist and professor, asserts that if you apply his step-by-step technique for change, you can dramatically alter your life. While his program contains much common knowledge, it is highly applicable to a broad readership. getAbstract recommends Norcross’s approach to those who want to alter negative habits and behaviors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What five steps to follow to achieve lasting behavioral change,
  • Why this program may not work for everyone and
  • How to make it work for you.

About the Author

Clinical psychologist John C. Norcross is a professor of psychology at the University of Scranton and adjunct professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical College.



Do You Want to Change?
Does your behavior interfere with your life? Maybe you drink too much, smoke, overeat, suffer an addiction or can’t control your temper. Maybe you can’t maintain a successful relationship, or perhaps you wrestle with multiple behavioral problems.


Comment on this summary

  • Avatar
  • Avatar
    Julie Smith 5 years ago
    If you are doing some personal work (rather than organisational or business change) using a model like 'GROW' or 'TRAIN' to navigate the change you wish to make this abstract provides a useful support document. The contingency planning is particularly helpful

More on this topic

Contained in Knowledge Pack:

Customers who read this summary also read

More by category