1. Albert Ellis and the Pursuit of Happiness

  1. Michael E. Bernard

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch1

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis

How to Cite

Bernard, M. E. (2010) Albert Ellis and the Pursuit of Happiness, in Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch1

Author Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683125

Online ISBN: 9780470973097

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Keywords:

  • Albert Ellis and pursuit of happiness - ways to reduce emotional upsets, increasing sense of fulfillment in life;
  • approach to modern-day living - continuously evolving;
  • counseling and therapy - approach called rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT);
  • new, rational approach to modern-day living - REBT and Albert Ellis teachings, people as center of their own universe;
  • Ellis' outstanding contributions - helping people to live happier productive lives;
  • coping statements, leading to happiness - and alternate plans;
  • Albert Ellis' (Generally) pleasurable and happy personal life - using REBT;
  • Albert Ellis' professional life, self-actualized - leading figures in modern psychology, comparable to Sigmund Freud and B.F. Skinner;
  • appealing qualities of REBT - basic assumptions, with good intuitive sense;
  • dual nature of the human psyche

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Early Life and Times of Albert Ellis

  • Albert Ellis' (Generally) Pleasurable and Happy Personal Life

  • Albert Ellis' Professional Life was Self-actualized

  • Ellis Speaks Common Sense

  • The Dual Nature of the Human Psyche

  • Nature–Nurture

  • The Purpose and Goals of Life

  • Happiness

  • Self-actualization

  • Ellis Abandons Self-esteem

  • Finding Happiness: No Apologies Needed