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Rationality and the pursuit of happiness
Michael Edwin Bernard

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Rationality and the pursuit of happiness
the legacy of Albert Ellis
Michael E. Bernard

Published 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell in Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book reveals how the principles of rational living identified by Albert Ellis, one of the world's most influential and popular psychologists, can be used by anyone to achieve lifelong happiness.: Reveals the 11 principles of rational living that when put into practice can consistently increase levels of personal happiness; Includes selected excerpts from Ellis' writings, revealing the difference between the psychological architectures of emotional unhappiness and human happiness; Presents verbatim transcripts of private counseling sessions, as well as public lectures and demonstrations with people addressing a wide range of personal issues; Offers insights into how 'rationality' can be used by anyone to reduce the intensity of negative emotions, to increase the frequency of positive emotions and to promote life satisfaction.

Table of Contents

Albert Ellis and the pursuit of happiness --
Why we get unhappy --
Refusing to become desperately unhappy --
The philosophy of happiness : principles of rational living --
Love --
Relationships --
Sex --
Women --
Homosexuality --
Work --
Children and parents --
Death and dying --
Rational and happier living in an irrational world --
Albert Ellis interviewed by Michael E. Bernard.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on print version record.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
RC489.R3 B47 2011eb

The Physical Object

[electronic resource] :
1 online resource (xix, 303 p.)
Number of pages

ID Numbers

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Internet Archive
0470973102, 0470973099, 0470683120, 0470683112
9780470973103, 9780470973097, 9780470683125, 9780470683118


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