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Cognitive-experiental theory : an integrative theory of personality

Author: Seymour Epstein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, Seymour Epstein presents a new theory of personality, cognitive-experiential theory (CET). CET is integrative of all other major personality theories. The system that accomplishes this is referred to as the experiential system, as it is an empirical system that adapts by automatically learning from experience. Humans, of course, also uniquely operate with a conscious, reasoning system, referred to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Epstein
ISBN: 9780199927555 0199927553
OCLC Number: 854761736
Description: xix, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The basic theory: two systems --
Evidence in everyday life of two modes of information processing --
The content and organization of the experiential system: with an emphasis on basic needs and beliefs --
Motivation further considered and emotions --
Interactions between and within the two systems: conflict, compromises, synergy, repression, and dissociation --
Development --
Coping and defense mechanisms --
The maladaptive behavior of everyday life --
Neurosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and autism --
Depression --
Psychotherapy 1: constructive thinking, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy --
Psychotherapy 2: psychodynamic therapy, client-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis, cognitive-experiential therapy, relapse --
Psychotherapy 3: communicating with the experiential system through the use of fantasy --
Implications.
Responsibility: Seymour Epstein.

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In this book, Epstein presents a new theory of personality, referred to as cognitive-experiential theory (CET), that is integrative of all other major personality theories.  Read more...

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