Resolutions: Yea or Nay? Episode 2 with John Norcross
Behavior Change ArchitectJanuary 25, 2022x
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Resolutions: Yea or Nay? Episode 2 with John Norcross

In this episode, Dr. John Norcross is back to provide insight on how the science of behavior change can help us be successful in keeping our resolutions not only in the new year but throughout the year! Dr. John Norcross is an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy. Dr. Norcross is the author of more than 400 scholarly publications, and his work has been featured in hundreds of media interviews. In this episode, Dr. Norcross discusses the science behind making resolutions and change, and his book ‘Changeology’ which is based on 40 years of scientific research.



  • [04:00] The book Changeology
  • [06:00] The five steps in making change
  • [08:00] The right thing at the right time
  • [11:00] How to maintain change
  • [15:00] Population-based interventions
  • [18:00] Getting back on the horse


  • It takes 90 days to implement real change
  • The book Changeology will help you not only with addictions but a variety of areas including relationship issues and organizational change.
  • If you slip up, get back on the horse.


An internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy, Dr. John C. Norcross is Distinguished Professor & Chair of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. Author of more than 400 scholarly publications, Dr. Norcross has co-written or edited 25 books, most of them in multiple editions. These include the 5-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 9th edition. He also published the acclaimed self-help books, Changeology and Changing for Good (with Prochaska & DiClemente).

Dr. Norcross has been elected president of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Clinical Psychology, the APA Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists as well as on APA’s governing Council of Representatives. Dr. Norcross edited the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session for a decade and has been on the editorial boards of a dozen journals. Dr. Norcross has also served as a clinical and research consultant to a number of organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical companies. A Fellow of 10 professional associations, he has been honored with APA’s Distinguished Career Contributions to Education & Training Award, the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice. His work has been featured in hundreds of media interviews, and he has appeared dozens of times on national television shows, such as the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN.