- Eye Opening
Psychologist Timothy D. Wilson surveys the array of “psychological intervention” programs designed to foster workforce harmony, help people recover from trauma and keep teens drug free. Sadly, he says, some plans are ineffective and others do more harm than good. He advocates programs based on social psychologist Kurt Lewin’s findings that people develop internal narratives about themselves and their place in the world, and that getting them to change their story is pivotal. This calls for a process of “story editing” which Wilson says works effectively to address a full range of psychological problems.
About the Author
Timothy D. Wilson, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, also wrote Strangers to Ourselves and has written for Science and The New York Times.