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Rational and Irrational Beliefs
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Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice

Daniel David, Steven Lynn, and Albert Ellis


In this book leading scholars, researchers, and practitioners of rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and other cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) share their perspectives and empirical findings on the nature of rational and irrational beliefs, the role of beliefs as mediators of functional and dysfunctional emotions and behaviors, and clinical approaches to modifying irrational beliefs, enhancing rational beliefs, and adaptive coping in the face of stressful life events. Offering a cohesive approach to understanding REBT/CBT and its central constructs of rational and irrational beliefs ... More

Keywords: REBT, CBTs, functional emotions, dysfunctional emotions, clinical approaches, anxiety, psychological symptoms, health promotion, disease prevention

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182231
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel David, editor
Babes-Bolyai University

Steven Lynn, editor
State University of New York at Binghamton

Albert Ellis, editor
Albert Ellis Institute

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