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Rational and Irrational BeliefsResearch, Theory, and Clinical Practice$
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Daniel David, Steven Lynn, and Albert Ellis

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182231

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.001.0001

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Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Implications for Mechanisms of Change and Practice in Psychotherapy

Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Implications for Mechanisms of Change and Practice in Psychotherapy

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(p.195) 10 Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Implications for Mechanisms of Change and Practice in Psychotherapy
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Rational and Irrational Beliefs
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Daniel David

Arthur Freeman

Raymond DiGiuseppe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182231.003.0010

This chapter explores the role of irrational beliefs in stressful and nonstressful situations in health promoting behaviors, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and psychotherapy in general. It argues that irrational beliefs are important causal factors in psychopathology, and that rational beliefs are an important health promoting mechanism. This hypothesis pertains to both cognitive-behavioral therapies and psychotherapy in general.

Keywords:   irrational beliefs, psychopathology, stress, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy

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