The Problem of Pathological Self-Criticism

An Overview
  • Raymond M. Bergner
Part of the The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)


The subject of this book is self-criticism. Its central idea is that how persons exercise the role of critic with respect to themselves has enormous consequences for their personal happiness and for the quality of their lives. Unfortunately, countless individuals, including many who seek psychotherapeutic help, have learned to criticize themselves in ways that are highly destructive (Driscoll, 1981, 1989; McKay & Fanning, 1992; Rubin, 1975). This book is devoted to the therapeutic betterment of these individuals.


Automatic Thought Negative Emotional State Personal Happiness Topic Sentence Enormous Consequence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond M. Bergner
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  1. 1.Illnois State UniversityNormalUSA

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