Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rational and Irrational BeliefsResearch, Theory, and Clinical Practice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 07 August 2020

Irrational and Rational Beliefs and Physical Health

Irrational and Rational Beliefs and Physical Health

(p.253) 12 Irrational and Rational Beliefs and Physical Health
Rational and Irrational Beliefs

Julie B. Schnur

Guy H. Montgomery

Daniel David

Oxford University Press

This chapter proposes a theoretical model that could potentially increase our understanding of the effects of irrational beliefs on health outcomes. It has been written that REBT “is perhaps the only therapeutic system that directly tackles our confrontation with reality.” Also as humans cannot help but be all too aware, physical suffering is an inextricable part of reality. REBT arms us in our struggle with this aspect of reality by providing us with two weapons: a willingness to accept reality, combined with an unwillingness to accept our irrational interpretations of that reality.

Keywords:   irrational beliefs, health outcome, rational emotive behavior therapy, confrontation, physical suffering

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .