Journal of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies is a journal focusing on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, March

An Analysis of the Relationship between Irrational Beliefs and Automatic Thoughts in Predicting Distress
AbstractThe present study examined the relationship between irrational beliefs and automatic thoughts in predicting distress (i.e., depressed mood in patients with major depressive disorder). Although both constructs have been hypothesized and found...
Changing Health-Risk Behaviors: A Review of Theory and Evidence-Based Interventions in Health Psychology
AbstractChanging health-risk behavior has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality and enhance quality of life. The present review aims to describe the models and theories that underpin effective interventions and the empirical studies that warrant...
Choosing a Mate in Romania: A Cognitive Evolutionary Psychological Investigation of Personal Advertisements Market
AbstractEvolutionary psychologists generally combine sexual selection theory and empirical research to identify mating strategies in humans. The theory behind the current literature on human mating is the theory of parental investment (Trivers, 1972),...
Dysfunctional Attitudes, Depression and Quality of Life in a Sample of Romanian Hungarian Cancer Patients
AbstractThe main objective of this was to investigate the relationship between depression, dysfunctional attitudes (DA), and their effect on quality of life (QoL) in a sample of Romanian Hungarian cancer patients. Our sample consisted of 376 patients...
Effectiveness of Rational-Emotive Education: A Quantitative Meta-Analytical Study
AbstractResearch on Rational Emotive Education (REE) is not as prolific as in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), on which it is based. No quantitative meta-analytic studies of REE were found in the literature; in fact, we found only 6 reviews...
Elements of Buddhist Philosophy in Cognitive Psychotherapy: The Role of Cultural Specifics and Universals
AbstractThis article traces current and emerging themes from Buddhist philosophy and psychology that have increasingly appeared in western cognitive psychotherapeutic practices. We argue that this interest has occurred within the context of post-modernist,...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Listening to Clinical Trials but Looking to the Real World: The Case of Distress
Randomized clinical trials are the "golden standard" in testing the efficacy of new treatments. In most of these trials the outcome is often related to emotional distress. Emotional distress is traditionally described as a unitary construct: high distress...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The "Ghost" Concepts of Cognitive Science
Recently, Backman (2006) has brought to our attention the mistake that occurs when mathematical models - convenient calculation devices - are ascribed physical reality, being perforce thrust into the realm of physics. He however suggests that a mathematical...
Negative Affect and Cardiovascular Health
AbstractThis article reviews a potentially key article integrating an understanding of negative affect states and cardiovascular health. Definitions, descriptions, and physiology of five negative affect states of depression, learned helplessness, hopelessness,...
Using Friends to Combat Internalizing Problems among Primary School Children in Hong Kong
AbstractThe primary objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of FRIENDS, a well-validated emotional resiliency program, to reduce internalizing problems among primary school children aged 8-10. 47 children who reached at least the cutoff...