TITLE

THE FASTER YOU MOVE THE LONGER YOU LIVE - A TEST OF RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY?

AUTHOR(S)
Szentagotai, Aurora; Kállay, Éva
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Journal of Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies;Mar2006, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When testing a potentially influential theory one usually makes sure to employ the best tests in order to receive strait answers. Surprisingly however, some tests are designed to fail from the very beginning, before implementation, as: (1) they do not in fact examine the theory that is supposed to be investigated and/or (2) they investigate the theory using an inappropriate methodology. In rigorous sciences, situations of this kind are limited because the scientific community does not allow such studies published or run. Unfortunately, this is often not the case for psychology. In this article we present how rational-emotive & cognitive-behavioral therapy has been "distorted" by inappropriate "tests" of its hypotheses. Conclusion and implications for future research are discussed.
ACCESSION #
20355131

 

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