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

Hardcover | September 3, 2009

byDaniel David, Steven Jay Lynn, Albert Ellis

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In Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice, 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 rationaland 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 comprehensive and cohesiveapproach to understanding REBT/CBT and its central constructs of rational and irrational beliefs, contributors review a steadily accumulating empirical literature indicating that irrational beliefs are associated with a wide range of problems in living and that exposure to rational self-statementscan decrease anxiety and other psychological symptoms, and play a valuable role in health promotion and disease prevention. Contributors also identify new frontiers of research and theory, including the link between irrational beliefs and other cognitive processes such as memory, psychophysiologicalresponses, and evolutionary and cultural determinants of rational and irrational beliefs. A truly accessible, state-of-the-science summary of REBT/CBT research and clinical applications, Rational and Irrational Beliefs is an invaluable resource for psychotherapy practitioners of all theoretical orientations, as well as instructors, students, and academic psychologists.

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In Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice, 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 rationaland irrational beliefs, the role of beliefs as...

Daniel David, Ph.D. is Aaron T. Beck Professor of Clinical Cognitive Sciences and Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also an adjunct professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Steven Jay Lynn, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor of Psy...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:September 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Foundations1. Albert Ellis, Daniel David, and Steven Jay Lynn: Rational and Irrational Beliefs: A Conceptual and Historical Perspective2. Arthur Still: Rationality and Rational Psychotherapy: The Heart of REBT3. Daniel David and Raymond DiGiuseppe: Social and Cultural Aspects of Rational and Irrational Beliefs: A brief re-conceptualization4. David Sloan Wilson: Rational and Irrational Beliefs from an Evolutionary PerspectivePart II: Rational and Irrational Beliefs: Human Emotions and Behavioral Consequences5. Daniel David and Duncan Cramer: Rational and Irrational Beliefs in Human Feelings and Psychophysiology6. Aurora Szentagotai and Jason Jones: The Behavioral Consequences of Irrational BeliefsPart III: Clinical Applications7. Bianca Macavei and James McMahon: The Assessment of Irrational and Rational Beliefs8. Christopher M. Browne, Thomas Dowd, and Arthur Freeman: Rational and Irrational Beliefs and Psychopathology9. Daniel David, Arthur Freeman, and Raymond DiGiuseppe: Rational and irrational beliefs. Implication for clinical conceptualization and practice in psychotherapy10. David Mellinger: Mindfulness and Irrational Beliefs11. Donald A. Caserta, Thomas Dowd, Daniel David, and Albert Ellis: Rational and Irrational Beliefs in Primary Prevention and Mental HealthPart IV: Physical Health and Pain12. Julie Schnur, Guy Montgomery, and Daniel David: Irrational and rational beliefs and physical health13. Dawn M. Ehde and Mark P. Jensen: Coping and Catastrophic Thinking: The Experience and Treatment of ChronicPart V: Judgment Errors and popular Myths and Misconceptions14. John Ruscio: Irrational Beliefs Stemming from Judgment Errors: Cognitive Limitations, Biases, and Experiential Learning15. Scott Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, and Barry Beyerstein: The Five Great Myths of Popular Psychology: Implications for PsychotherapyPart VI: A Look to the Future16. Daniel David and Steven Jay Lynn: A Summary and a New Research Agenda for Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior TherapyIndex