The ABC Framework of REBT

  • Koushiki Choudhury


REBT relies on a straightforward, simple ABC format to illustrate how our thoughts and beliefs lead to our emotional and behavioural responses (Ellis 2001; 2007; Ellis and Harper 1997). At the heart of REBT is this ABC theory of thought and behaviour.


Emotional Reaction Irrational Belief Rational Belief Unfortunate Event Project Team Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koushiki Choudhury
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  1. 1.Department of MarketingIndian Institute of Management CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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