Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy


1927 Alfred Adler says that a person’s behavior springs from his or her ideas.

1940s The role of perception in creating reality is popularized by the Gestalt Therapy movement.

1950 Karen Horney suggests we escape from the “tyranny of the shoulds.”


1960s Aaron Beck says that depression is a result of unrealistic negative views about the world.

1980 American psychiatrist David Burns gives labels to cognitive distortions such as: Jumping to Conclusions, All or Nothing Thinking, Always Being Right, Over Generalizing, and Catastrophizing.

Epictetus, an ancient Greek philosopher, proclaimed in ...

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