Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

This study attempted to find environmental antecedents of Ellis’ irrational beliefs. Seventy-eight undergraduate psychology students were each administered four questionnaires measuring: irrational beliefs as described by Ellis (1962); recalled parent-child relations along the dimensions of aggressiveness, strictness, affection, indulgence, competence, and identification; various biographical information recalled from childhood; and social desirability responding. Correlations among the various scores were not significant; suggesting that currently held irrational beliefs are generally not dependent upon childhood environmental factors.

Advisor

Myron Boor

Date of Award

Spring 1978

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1978 David Ross Bowman

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