Alan Kazdin is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and the director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic. His work focuses primarily on child and adolescent disorders, behavior therapy, and clinical methodology, with over 600 articles and over 40 books and chapters published in these areas. He has served as Editor of many prominent psychology journals including the American Psychological Association’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. He was also the 2008 President of the American Psychological Association.
His latest book is "The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child."
Punishment - mild, severe, abusive - changes behavior only at the moment it is delivered.
If someone is drowning, that’s not a time you can teach them to swim.
The language is odd, but Shakespeare’s insights are really universal.