Are inappropriate or dysfunctional feelings in rational-emotive therapy qualitative or quantitative?


A reply is made to Cramer and Fong's (1991) findings that inappropriate or dysfunctional feelings, as hypothesized in rational—emotive theory, are quantitatively rather than qualitatively different from appropriate or functional feelings.

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Ellis, A., DiGiuseppe, R. Are inappropriate or dysfunctional feelings in rational-emotive therapy qualitative or quantitative?. Cogn Ther Res 17, 471–477 (1993).

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  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Emotive Theory
  • Dysfunctional Feeling