Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review of the Literature (abstract, 1987)

Bibliotherapy: A Review and Analysis of the Literature

  1. Ronald S. Lenkowsky, EdD
    1. Hunter College

Bibliotherapy, the use of reading to produce affective change and to promote personality growth and development, is examined through a comprehensive analysis of the literature. A conceptual framework with which to review the available data is suggested. This framework looks at bibliotherapy in four ways: as self-actualization therapy, a strategy for attitudinal change, a method for self-concept improvement, and an instructional/didactic tool.