Irrational Beliefs and Personality

Bruce D. Forman, Susan G. Forman

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This study investigated the relationship between irrational beliefs and the nonpathological personality characteristics origence and intellectence described by Welsh (1972, 1975b). The Adjective Check List (ACL) and the Irrational Beliefs Test (IBT) were administered to 319 college students. Data were analyzed for the entire sample and for males and females separately. In each case, two combinations of scores yielding significant canonical correlation coefficients were produced. The results offer a refinement to Ellis'personality model and suggest that irrational beliefs are insufficient as indications of psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-620
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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