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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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The Assessment of Rational and Irrational Beliefs

The Assessment of Rational and Irrational Beliefs

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Rational and Irrational Beliefs

Bianca Macavei

James McMahon

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses a variety of conceptual and methodological issues regarding the assessment of rational and irrational beliefs. It reviews two major ways of identifying and assessing irrational and rational beliefs: (1) psychological instruments and (2) therapy oriented assessment, and discusses state of the science developments in assessment including approaches based on virtual reality.

Keywords:   rational beliefs, irrational beliefs, virtual reality, psychological instruments, therapy oriented assessment

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