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Q.          why do people keep doing what’s bad for them,

when they know better?


Babak Govan, PhD, MAOB originally proposed a model of human behavior as the theoretical dissertation Self-defeating Behavior: The Theory of the Evolving Psyche. Ideas from this model were later used by scholars in the United States and Canada. Since its original publication in 2006, Dr. Govan has refined and extended these ideas that now include a proposed mechanism for psychotherapy, moderative psychotherapy. This new manuscript is being prepared for publication.  


If you are interested in borrowing the original publication from a library, please visit here.


If you are interested in purchasing a digital or bound version of the original publication, please visit here.


For additional information or if you would like to be informed of the publication of the new manuscript, please contact Dr. Govan at drgovan@integrativenw.com.  


Thank you for your interest.