||From one of America's foremost authorities on personal change comes the blueprint for his cutting-edge system, showing readers how to execute permanent lifestyle changes in just five steps.Over the course of three decades, Dr. John C. Norcross, an internationally recognized expert on behavior change, has researched how people successfully change?often without professional treatment. That research has been supported by millions of dollars in federal grants and has helped thousands of study participants achieve lasting change. Now, this revolutionary approach to personal improvement, incorporating the most up-to-date scientific findings, is being made available to a mainstream readership as a practical guide. From smoking and drinking to the patterns that lead to obesity, depression, and relationship distress, Dr. Norcross's methodology has rescued real people from dozens of behavioral ailments. Changeology converts scientifically proven techniques into a ninety-day plan with five simple steps: Psyche (get ready), Plan (prepare before leaping), Perspire (take action), Persevere (manage slips), and Persist (maintain change). Backed by self-tests, a free interactive website for customizing plans and receiving support, and cases featuring the most popular behavioral goals, this is the ultimate tool for realizing any New Year's resolution?and sticking to it.