Albert Ellis

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Albert Ellis in 2003.

Albert Ellis (born September 27, 1913, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a psychologist who originated Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), a theory which holds that one's personal beliefs and evaluations control one's feelings. Thus it is not the so called reality that bothers us, rather it is our thoughts and ideas about the reality that cause us trouble. The positive modification of our beliefs and evaluations can bring about improvement. Choose different evaluations and beliefs about something and your feelings will consequently change. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is one form of cognitive therapy.

Selected bibliography

  • REBT: It Works for Me It Can Work for You ISBN 1591021847
  • The Road to Tolerance ISBN 1591022371
  • A Guide to Rational Living ISBN 0879800429
  • The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster and Regaining Control of Your Life ISBN 0879804459
  • Guide to Personal Happiness ISBN 0879803959
  • Overcoming Destructive Beliefs, Feelings, and Behaviors: New Directions for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy ISBN 1573928798
  • Ask Albert Ellis: Straight Answers and Sound Advice from America's Best-Known Psychologist ISBN 188623051X
  • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A Therapist's Guide (Practical Therapist Series)
  • Dating, Mating, and Relating: How to Build a Healthy Relationship
  • How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons
  • How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable
  • The Art & Science of Rational Eating
  • Feeling Better, Getting Better, Staying Better : Profound Self-Help Therapy For Your Emotions
  • Sex and the Liberated Man
  • Good Mood: The New Psychology of Overcoming Depression by Julian L. Simon, forewords by Albert Ellis, Kenneth Colby

Albert Ellis favors Rational Recovery over Alcoholics Anonymous. Ellis is a Secular Humanist and a signatory to A Secular Humanist Declaration and Humanist Manifesto III.

Quote

"The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence."

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."

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