A New Guide to Rational Living

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Wilshire Book Company, 1975 - Psychology - 233 pages
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New, Updated Third Edition of A Guide to Rational Living... An International Classic in the Field of Psychology By the creators of the most popular forms of therapy in the world: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Considered by Many to Be the Best Book On Psychotherapy Ever Written If you have the rigorous honesty necessary to conduct self-analysis, this book can be the most important one you have read. For although it makes no promises, it can help you more than all the other self-help books put together. Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy can teach any intelligent person how to stop feeling miserable about practically anything. Direct, get-to-the-heart-of-the-problem methods teach you what you often do to needlessly upset yourself and what you can do, instead, to make yourself emotionally stronger. These practical, proven methods of changing your self-defeating emotions and behaviors reflect the authors' vast experience as therapists and as teachers of therapists from all over the world, and have been backed by literally hundreds of research studies. A Guide to Rational Living provides much sought-after answers for individuals with problems, and it can help everyone to feel better about themselves and to deal with their lives more effectively.

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An important and helpful book that unfortunately is diminished by a lack of focus and an antiquated (and at times crude) writing style. Read full review

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One of the most powerful books I have ever read. Yes, it's a 'self-help' book, but it is far from your typical lightweight 'how-I-fixed-everything-with-positive-thinking' fare. This is a confronting ... Read full review

Contents

How Far Can You Go With Selftherapy?
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You Largely Feel the Way You Think
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Feeling Well By Thinking Straight
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About the author (1975)

Albert Ellis was a clinical psychologist and a marriage counselor. He was born on September 27, 1913 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 ideas of which the individual may be unaware." At first, Ellis' 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 educated at the City College of New York Downtown 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. He was executive director of the Institute for Rational Living, Inc., in New York City. Ellis was the author of Sex and the Liberated Man, Sex Without Guilt, and Sex Without Guilt in the Twenty-First Century. Despite his health issues, Ellis never stopped working with the assistance of his wife, Australian psychologist Debbie Joffe Ellis. In April 2006, Ellis was hospitalized with pneumonia, and had to stay in either the hospital or the rehabilitation facility. He eventually returned to his home --- the top floor of the Albert Ellis Institute. He died there on July 24, 2007 in his wife's arms. Ellis had authored and co-authored more than 80 books and 1200 articles during his lifetime. He was 93 when he died.

Harper is professor emeritus and former chairman in the department of geography at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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