chapter  10
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The Role of Irrational Beliefs in Perfectionism

ByWILLIAM KNAUS, VINCENT E. PARR

Albert Ellis was not the first to identify the pernicious effects of perfectionism. He did contribute significantly to the development of cognitive interventions to soften then change irrational demands and claims that fuse untoward emotional states, such as anxiety, depression, and irrational anger.