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Rational Emotive Theory

  • Albert Ellis proposed the rational emotive theory. Rational-emotive theory (RET) is a combination of theories such as cognitive, behavioral, and emotion theory. Ellis postulated that confused and interlinked thoughts and feelings causes certain kind of behavior to happen.
  • Basis: Psychological tension is created when a person is facing a situation currently and he tries to apply the same solution for the problem as he has applied the last time but this leads to the consequence of emotional disruption (C).
  • Therapy: Therapy is highly directive. The therapist leads to break the pattern of applying the same concepts to every… (47 more words) …

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Behavior Theory

  • Behavior Theory was promulgated by B. F. Skinner, Ivan Pavlov and Joseph Wolpe.
  • Behavior theory is the application of classical and operant conditioning principles to human abnormal behavior. This model is model of learning. Behaviorists work at changing the wrong and negative behavior of an individual through new learning.
  • Radical behaviorism is associated with Skinner’s operant ideas that behavior is related only to its consequences. Neo-behaviorism use Pavlov’s classical counterconditioning principles aiming to make new responses to stimuli.
  • Basis: Abnormal behavior is simply the result of learning.
  • Therapy: Behavior therapy is generally short-lived as it improves the behavior… (293 more words) …

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