Guide to Rational Living

ISBN-10: 0879800429
ISBN-13: 9780879800420
Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Wilshire Book Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 283
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Albert Ellis is a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. Ellis originated the rational-emotive therapy movement, which ignores Freudian theories and advocates the belief that emotions come from conscious thought "as well as internalized ide-as of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis's books on marital romance and sexuality were criticized by some as being radical and sensational; however, few realized that Ellis was merely laying the groundwork for modern sex education. Ellis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was educated at the City College of New York and at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1943. He taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, New Jersey, and the Union Graduate School. Presently, he is executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction to the Third Edition, Revised and Updated
How Far Can You Go With Self-therapy?
You Largely Feel the Way You Think
Feeling Well by Thinking Straight
How You Create Your Feelings
Thinking Yourself Out of Emotional Disturbances
Recognizing and Reducing Neurotic Behavior
Overcoming the Influences of the Past
Is Reason Always Reasonable?
Refusing to Feel Desperately Unhappy
Tackling Your Dire Need for Approval
Reducing Your Dire Fears of Failure
How to Stop Blaming and Start Living
How to Feel Frustrated but not Depressed or Enraged
Controlling Your Own Emotional Destiny
Conquering Anxiety and Panic
Acquiring Self-discipline
Rewriting Your Personal History
Accepting and Coping With the Grim Facts of Life
Overcoming Inertia and Getting Creatively Absorbed
Additional Rational Approaches to a Good Life
Additional Emotive and Behavioral Approaches to A Good Life
Research Evidence Supporting the Principles and Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Acquiring Profound Rational Philosophies to Make Yourself Remarkably Less Disturbed and Less Disturbable
Selected References
Index

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