Encyclopedia of the History of Psychological Theories

2012 Edition
| Editors: Robert W. Rieber

Ellis, Albert

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0463-8_348


Albert Ellis, Ph.D., was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 27, 1913. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in modern psychology. The contributions of Albert Ellis changed the course of the field of psychology in the twentieth century, and continue to be a dominant influence now in the twenty-first century. He pioneered the field of cognitive psychology and therapy with his specific approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).

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  1. 1.Psychologist and Mental Health CounselorNew YorkUSA