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James O. Prochaska

James O. Prochaska (b. 1943) is a Professor of Psychology and director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island and developer of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change beginning in 1977. Prochaska earned his B.A. in Psychology at Wayne State University in 1964, followed by his M.A. (1967) and Ph.D. Degrees (1969) both at Wayne State. He is the author or co-author of over 250 publications on the dynamics of behavioral change - most of which defend the TTM.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Prochaska, J.O. and DiClemente, C.C. (1984). The transtheoretical approach: Crossing the traditional boundaries of therapy. Melbourne, Florida: Krieger Publishing Company.
  • Prochaska, J.O., Norcross, J.C. & DiClemente, C.C. (1994). Changing for Good. New York: Morrow. ISBN 0-688-11263-3
  • Prochaska, J. O., & Norcross, J. C. (2006). Systems of psychotherapy: A transtheoretical analysis (Sixth Edition) Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks-Cole. ISBN 978-0-495-60187-6
  • His scientific publications list in google scholar.