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17 Albert Ellis depicts the relationship between irrational belief and negative emotions through use of:
a. a contingence contract.
b. dialectrical theory.
c.the A-B-C model.
d. observational learning.
The answer is C. Albert Ellis depicts the relationship between irrational belief and negative emotions through use of the A-B-C model.
Albert Ellis’ ABC Theory
A. Activating Experiences — usually some frustration
B. Beliefs — what we think about the activating experiences, which mediates the experiences to determine the consequences. Problems are likely to be exaggerated if we
1. Ignore the positives
2. Exaggerate the negatives
C. Consequences — negative emotions experienced, possibly leading to neurosis