9. Homosexuality

  1. Michael E. Bernard

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch9

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) Homosexuality, in Rationality and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Legacy of Albert Ellis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973097.ch9

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:

  • homosexuality, and humans - born with a pluri-sexual disposition, as nothing unusual in seeking satisfaction with either sexes;
  • Ellis's experience of working with gay people - seeking therapy for emotional problems;
  • irrationality and homosexuality, engaging in behavior - with self-defeating consequences;
  • Ellis, dismissing evidence - that people are born homosexual or heterosexual;
  • Ellis, asserting that environment - children raised, influencing a child's later sexual preference;
  • REBT counseling, with people - wanting help in overcoming emotional problems;
  • Ellis' view on AIDS - not to become overly anxious, overestimating likelihood of getting AIDS;
  • Ellis's view, form of homosexuality - obsessive-compulsive type, from irrational thinking;
  • REBT, promising to help gay people - insight into, control of emotions and behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Irrationality and Homosexuality

  • REBT Counseling

  • AIDS