Consider the simple screw: cognitive science, quality improvement, and psychotherapy.

@article{Schwartz1997ConsiderTS,
  title={Consider the simple screw: cognitive science, quality improvement, and psychotherapy.},
  author={Robert M. Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 6},
  pages={970-83}
}
Psychological therapy based on cognitive science advances as psychological states can be precisely measured. This article describes a treatment approach, personal quality improvement (PQI), that draws on (a) the states of mind (SOM) model, a mathematical model built on cognitive assessment research on the balance of positive and negative thoughts and feelings; (b) total quality control, a method for improving quality as defined by increased system stability by empowering average workers to… CONTINUE READING